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The New Year is approaching. It is time for new resolutions, self improvement, and a renewed focus to get praised for work. Rejuvenate yourself by boosting your skills, get ahead at work, and be the best professional you can possibly be.
Successful employees do things differently. They have peculiar personality traits which make them stand out from the rest. Fitgenix shares 7 traits of successful employees. Find out how and why they perform better.
- Prompt actions
When faced with any sort of workplace challenge, or low team morale, some of the employees shrug and accept their failures and limitations. On the other hand, a successful employee takes actions and initiatives.
Individuals who truly make a difference are the ones who go above and beyond the call of duty. They don’t just do what’s asked of them, they look for opportunities. Managers love these types of employees because they can work independently and don’t need to be micromanaged.
- Active participation in meetings
Meetings can intimidate some employees, especially when senior managers are participating in it. If an employee prefers to be silent and sit tight, you know that there is one who needs a boost in confidence. The active ones acknowledge the presence of all people in the meeting, and do not hesitate to share their views and thoughts. Such employees understand that they have a responsibility to contribute.
Sometimes, even if you don’t have any suggestions; speaking up to advocate for a colleague’s point of view or asking a well thought-out question can prove beneficial.
- Communicate with Higher-Ups
In an executive and higher level meeting, the C-suite executives communicate differently than their juniors. So, if you want to make it there someday, it’s key to learn how to talk and understand the working of the organisation. Be attentive and share your ideas and give momentum to the talk.
- Grab the moment
Instead of getting worried and getting panicky after being caught by boss or super boss in cafeteria, successful employees try to make the most of the opportunity. The acceptance of situation and natural response in gesture reflects their confidence. Employees create value when they help create a positive environment that others can’t wait to join.
- Blend across the organisation
Successful employees do not work hard to impress their bosses. They make allies of everyone, right from the mail room clerk and receptionist to their peers and seniors, because they know and understand the value of organisation as a team.
- Identify clogging factors
Successful employees can sometimes solve complex problems and challenges more efficiently than their seniors. This happens as they are well entrenched in the day to day working of the business and are ready to share their solutions. Offering solutions to problems in a constructive manner, as well as standing up and taking responsibility for mistakes made, goes a long way in catching an employer’s attention.
- Try to pitch in
Most of the corporate companies give the opportunities to join committees or take on responsibilities apart from the defined job description. Successful employees are seen to pitch in such activities. They manage time, which highlights their efficiency. They are team player which is another attribute of a successful employee, and they know how to work together as a team.
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