Define Orderliness…

Orderliness is the extent that someone acts with deliberation, is focused on quality, and prefers to be organized and have a plan. It is the degree to which someone is thorough, methodical, and organized

In terms of workplace behavior, Orderliness is disposition/likelihood/enjoyment for:
  • Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information manually or electronically.
  • Adhering to rules or policies even when they don’t seem to make much sense.
  • Balancing group and individual work responsibilities.
  • Demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness in routine or boring duties.
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
  • Inspecting their own and other’s work carefully to identify any potential problems that might arise.
  • Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Attending to the most detailed aspects of projects to be sure they are completed correctly.
  • Completing work in a timely manner without making errors.
  • Writing clear and informative reports.
Orderliness is one of the dominant aspects of Conscientiousness in the five-factor model of personality  - the other dominant aspect is Industriousness.


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