How to set yourself apart from other employeesby Ivan Serrano Ivan Serrano's Blog
Teamwork is a skill encouraged in all workplaces but so is becoming a model employee. It a workplace with many different roles, it can be a challenge to learn how to stand out and not merely for competition. If you’re keen on setting yourself apart from the rest and become an indispensable asset to the company (and perhaps attract other companies), here are a few things you can start implementing to get you on that path.
Figure out your legacy
Doing what you’re paid to do well does not make you stand out. At the very least it is what you’re expected to do. Therefore, take time to consider what you want your legacy to be in that specific job. If you work for a Capital Dividend Election department at a firm and you know ordinary people have an impossible understanding what it is, do you go out of your way to explain to clients in simple terms that they know? Others may merely opt to assume that Google will do the explaining. A recommended place to start is to note the skills you’re most know for in your personal life (teaching, organizing, communication, etc.) and take them to your workplace.
Arrive first to get ahead
It is not enough to arrive first and get a jump on the day. While organizing your workday is essential, what is better is resolving issues from the previous day so that when the whole team comes in, they find that you have laid the groundwork and all they require to do is play their part. It also ensures that no tasks get lost within the cracks. You can also leave late instead to give you the peace of mind that tomorrow’s objectives have been taken care of.
Be a self-starter
Don’t wait for instructions from your employer to solve problems. If you notice something could be tweaked to work optimally, consider turning it into a project. Do your research, perhaps talking to other employees about a specific process and what can be done to make it more comfortable for everyone. Get them on board before approaching your supervisor with the solution. You not only come across as a self-starter but one who cares for the workplace needs of others. Even though the supervisor does not take it on for one reason or another, your peers will respect you for going the extra mile.
One principle that will help you become the poster employee and gain the respect of your peers is applying the Golden Rule to your endeavors. It allows you to show your personal side at work but still take necessary steps to be excellent at your role and help those around you.
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