In our last post, we discussed an important topic.
How to be a great employee
Without any doubt, great employees are an asset for an organization. They help in accomplishing difficult tasks, achieving goals on time and developing long-term healthy relationships with employers.
If you wish to become a great employee by yourself, then you can adopt the following characteristics in your personality.
Love what you do and Focus on your work
Although fun is an essential part of your work, yet being professional towards it is of equal importance. You need to love what you do and remain focused.
This helps in making your daily routine fun and enjoyable. If you consider your job a pain, it will be very difficult to focus and do well.
Try finding a job that you like. If your soul purpose of working is to earn money then it might not sustain for a longer period of time.
Acquire the Right Skills
If you are supposed to learn any skills for your job or your job requires a certain training that you should not hesitate in acquiring it.
This not only makes your performance better but it also gives you future opportunities in the similar field. Remember that learning some sort of skills is equivalent to building human capital which is beneficial for you both in the short and long run.
If you need to develop computer skills like Java, C++ then you should get enrolled in a relevant program or get a diploma that makes you a certified programmer.
Punctuality is the key. If you reach office on time, you will not only make a good impression but it will also assist you in starting your day earlier.
Especially on days when you have meetings reaching office on time helps you in practicing your presentation and engaging in useful conversations before meeting.
Assist your Coworkers and develop a healthy relationship with them
In order to be a great employee, you need to be helpful and kind towards your coworkers. Volunteer in assisting them and develop a healthy work relationship.
You don’t want any of your coworkers to bad mouth about you or spread negative rumors. You can avoid this by being considerate and kind to them.
If your work requires team work then you need to be extra cautious with your team members. If you think that someone is being unfair, you might want to gently talk things out with them.
Do not participate in work gossip
Work gossip is bad for the workplace. It decreases the productivity of the workers and disrupts the friendly work environment.
You need to stay from work gossip at every cost. You should also stop your coworkers from participating in such activities.
Talking bad about your coworkers, spreading wrong rumors and cultivating hate between them must be avoided at all cost.
Engage in healthy conversations and a light chit chat with your colleagues. Don’t be a party pooper! Stay involved yet stay away.
Hard work does not have any substitute. Working hard helps you in getting results in no time. Some workers work hard only initially. You should keep working hard throughout your working tenure.
It does not mean that you go crazy and you don’t even have time to give to yourself and your family. Know your limits and put in maximum effort.
Whatever your job is, you will have to communicate often. This involves communicating with colleagues, superiors and any other stakeholders.
If you don’t already have, you should develop strong communication skills. These will assist you in getting your point across to others and making them understand your point of view as well.
You need to learn the art of expressing yourself both verbally and in written form. Many misconceptions occur if you don’t communicate effectively.
Be Professional and remove any distractions during working hours
To be a great employee, you need to be professional first. This means you have to dress, speak and act professionally. If there is a dress code for your job, try following it.
If you are supposed to speak in a certain way by keeping in mind few guidelines set by your organization, then do so during your working hours.
Remain professional while talking to your superiors and colleagues. Greet your superiors, show respect and stand whenever they enter your room.
During working hours try to stay away from the things that contribute in decreasing your productivity. This means you should avoid using social media like Facebook, twitter and talking on phone while you are working.
If your boss sees you having fun at all times, surfing on Facebook, chatting with your friends and staying on phone, this will make a really bad impression.
Be Confident and Self-Motivated
Confidence and Self-Motivation helps in completing even the most difficult tasks. It gives you hope and a ray of light even in the bleakest situations.
Whenever telling your point of view or providing a solution that you think is the right one, stay confident. In case of a failure try self-motivation.
You should stay ready to go out of your way whenever you are needed. Show your interest in the tasks that you are assigned.
Sometimes you will face failure and will not be able to achieve your goals. Other times your superiors will not be happy with your work.
Don’t worry this is a common happening. You cannot succeed and get better once you accept that something has went wrong and that it needs to change. You should be flexible and say yes to change.
Additionally, don’t fuss about the policies of your company and the problems associated with them. Your boss doesn’t have control over them.
By following the above guidelines you can become a star employee. This will not only be beneficial for your career but it will prove useful for your organization as well.
Your employers will be more than satisfied with your work and there might be a good chance for you getting promoted to a higher position.