Creating employee value for your employer is important. Eight tips I’ve learned over the years.
1. Scalability – You need to know the details. Be able to handle all different parts of your job related tasks not just oversee the management of them. You become more valuable when you are able to do hands on work when needed. You will also have a better understanding of the entire work process.
2. Adaptability – With constant changes in technology you need to be able to adapt to new ways of doing things and be open to new ideas. Always be ready to embrace change in your work environment.
3. Self Improvement – Always strive to increase your knowledge base by taking seminars or attending classes. Think of yourself as an information hub The information you have at your disposal the more valuable you become.
4. Soft Skills – Think about ways to improve how you interact with co workers in the office and with customers. Try to get feedback from others on how they perceive your interaction with them in different situations. Work on maintaining consistent and timely communications in the office.
5. Work with Diverse Groups – Our world is getting more global and more diverse every day. Think about joining a group outside of your age group, ethnicity, or cultural background. It’s all about learning how to interact and communicate with new and different types of people.
6. Stay Connected – Stay in touch with people you’ve met through different jobs or groups. It doesn’t have to be on a weekly basis. Just make sure you touch base with them from time to time.
7. Be Relevant – You don’t need to be the center of the office discussion, but make sure you are in the loop and comment on issues that are within your field of expertise. Let your employer know what knowledge you have and what you are available to contribute.
8. Positive Attitude – Stay positive. Charles Swindoll said Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Use your 90% wisely.