Last week we started looking at the behaviours that stand out employees display in the workplace. These are the employees who seem to always be getting recognition from the boss, who get the promotions, the raises and all the opportunities!! And thankfully, it is really easy for you to be one of these people with these simple tips!
- Keep your word: you can be sure that your job and tasks impact upon others in your workplace, so always ensure that you keep your word. Stick to deadlines, or ensure that you communicate to those who will be affected if you can’t meet them and keep them informed. If you promise that you will assist someone, or take responsibility for something, ensure that you always keep your word. This is a very simple concept, but you would be surprised the number of employees who don’t see this as important!
- Give credit where credit is due: much the opposite of ‘not my fault’, you will hardly find a situation in the workplace where you have achieved something all on your own. Yet too many managers (and co-workers) don’t take the time to recognise and specify the contributions of others. Always be willing to share credit for accomplishments, ideas and contributions, this builds strong and healthy work relationships! The other distinct advantage is that it removes fear: people work better in an encouraging environment, by thanking, rewarding and recognising others contributions you build an effective and collaborative team environment!
- Help others to be their best: as mentioned directly above, a collaborative team environment that recognises the contributions of all is a strong and healthy work environment! Another way to capitalise on this is to help other individuals to be the very best they can be. Every employee has unique talents, skills and experience, by helping individuals to use the best of all of these and encouraging them to grow and prosper: you benefit the entire company. By creating a positive and motivating environment you allow individuals to achieve their own individual flair and proficiency and any individual who can help others achieve their own greatness stands out as the type of person everyone wants to work with!
By using this 6 tips, you can become a stand out employee – the type of person everyone wants to work with, the type of person who is enjoyable to be around. When you focus on solutions (not problems), take responsibility, show respect for others, keep your word, give credit where it is due and help others to be their very best you show your employer that you are exactly the model employee that everyone likes to have around!
Do you have any other tips or ideas that would make you a stand out employee?