Being the efficient backbone of the company does not come cheap. You need to strive hard for it. We recommend ways you can make yourself irreplaceable in the organization…
Finding a job has always been tough. Keeping and maintaining the job is tougher. After all it’s hard to make yourself feel important and secured at work, with the job economy swirling around. Being the efficient backbone of the company does not come cheap. You need to strive hard for it. We recommend ways you can make yourself irreplaceable in the organization. Read on!
1. Standing out
When you’re in any work environment, it’s critical that people know about you and what you’re working on. Taking additional responsibilities (only if you’re confident about fulfilling it), developing cross functional relationships in the workplace and volunteering for meetings, boards and leadership positions will not only make you stand out, but also give your profile a fresh look to make you different from the others.
2. Constant Learning
Employees who wish to excel at work, are always inquisitive and eager to learn about new things. Their thirst for knowledge is never ending. If you learn more, you know more, which makes you possess more knowledge and techniques, as compared to other employees. But again, it’s not necessary that you learn only from your seniors. Successful is he who learns from seniors as well as juniors.
Things are bound to go wrong at work at times. I can guarantee that. But even in the most hindered situations, something good happens. Focus on the positive side and turn the bad into the good. Laugh and make sure others share this laugh with you. Something like this, will go a long way in not only impacting the mood of your workplace, but also in expressing your gratitude for job. You are also required to have a cool connect with your co workers.
4. Dragging is a big no-no
In this recession hit job economy, it will not take much for your employers to avoid unpleasant co-workers. If you tend to your roll eyes every now and then, are on your cellphone in the meetings, are always complaining or simply being difficult to work with, be assured that none of these are going unnoticed. In that case, though your skills would make a big difference in the growth of the organization, the department won’t think twice before cutting you off on a good project.
5. Think smart
No organization is without a motto or a vision. If you’ve become an important part of the vision, you’ve become that employee the company just cannot do without. The management shall always be happy because you’d have truly believed in the goals and vision of the company. The smart thinker offers changes and solutions, without giving the others a feeling of Mr.know-it-all.
To make yourself irreplaceable in the company structure, requires both time and effort. But once you’ve accomplished that, there’s no looking back. All you need to be is consistent and break the rules when need be.