7 tips to be an indispensable asset to your organization
In an organization, you will find people who begin the race at the same start line, yet some of them lead the pack while others lag behind. While those leading the pack happen to develop a niche for themselves leaving everyone singing praises for their amazing performance and their humble behavior.
Ever wondered what makes them an asset to an organization? Why are they a force to be reckoned with? After all, what makes them an indispensable?
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Let us take a look at some easy tips to be an indispensable asset to your organization.
1. Think Out Of The Box
One of the biggest ways you can add value to an organization is by pouring some creative and unique ideas that contribute to its betterment. Be willing to provide them a fresh perspective or a new way of thinking which is never talked about before. Don’t be hesitant in sharing your views or opinions regarding a project. And it’s completely okay to have a disagreement, provided you put it across the right way.
Don’t let your boss’s persona intimidate you in any form or capacity. Because a good leader will always appreciate new ideas and thoughts and will never make it a matter of egos.
2. Try To Learn New Skills
The key players in an organization can always be seen learning new skills to be on the top their game. They realize the importance of learning new things and becoming their best version in order to contribute to an organization. They have an affinity to learn new skills as they know the best investment that you can ever do is on yourself.
Thus, to be a valuable asset to your organization, you should never shy away from learning new things. So, look out if there is any unique skill that will help you at work. Learning a new programming language, or maybe, a new technology or researching about different project management tools that can help you up your game. Never hesitate to spend some money on learning a new skill. It’s an investment that will bear fruits sometime later in your career.
3. Be Respectful And Courteous To Others
Being competitive and performing above expectations is all well and good but if you lack humane qualities like being respectful, considerate, empathetic to others — everything else doesn’t matter anymore.
Showing respect and courtesy to a CEO of a company to its janitor speaks volume about your character. It not only helps others to see you in good light but also makes you more likable as an individual. I have never seen someone who is of great value to an organization as someone who is shrewd, inconsiderate and apathetic to others.
4. Willing To Help Others
On your pursuit of being an asset to your company, don’t turn a blind eye to others who might be struggling with something. Sometimes, success is not all about personal victories and accomplishments. You will be equally happy and satisfied seeing others succeeding with your help.
One of the most important qualities of successful employees is that they are team players. They are not afraid to go out on a limb to help others because they understand and appreciate the hard work being put by the other person. Moreover, by helping others, you might also be exposed to new things which also improve your chances of success at the workplace.
5. Be Open To Feedback
The one thing where an employee can go wrong is not being open to feedback or taking it too personally. All of us make mistakes at least once or twice in our respective careers. It’s completely okay and acceptable to make mistakes. Afterall, that’s how we learn to do things the right way.
Successful employees learn from their mistakes and are always open to constructive feedback. They never take it personally rather they see it as an opportunity to narrow down an area between I can’t and I can.
6. Let Your Success Make All The Noise
All the successful employees are firm believers of working hard in silence and letting success make all the noise. Because they don’t work hard with an intention to prove how good they are or see how much value we are adding to a project or an organization. Instead, they work hard for their genuine interest to learn and to better themselves. They don’t compete with others rather they run their own race.
7. Deliver more than expected
This is probably one of the traits that clearly distinguishes a valuable asset from an average employee. In order to be an asset for your company always deliver more than expected from you. Underpromise and overdeliver. Always go that extra mile.
For example, if as a writer you are expected to write a headline. Give them 4–6 headlines to choose from. Learn to go out of your way to do something extra that others may not choose to do.
If you are aiming to be a valuable asset for your organization, I’m sure the above tips discussed above will be of great help to you. So, keep hustling and the best will follow.
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Originally published at YourStory
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Sandeep Kashyap is the Founder of ProofHub — a leading project management and collaboration software. A passionate leader, Sandeep is always on the lookout for innovative ideas about filling the communication gap between groups, teams and companies. He is also a featured writer on LinkedIn and a contributing author at YourStory. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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