Create Value at the Workplace and Come Out on Top
By Helen Godfrey, MA, NCC, BCC, LPC
Are you finding it tough to survive in the corporate battlefield? Everyone is always vying for that top spot, including you and, with so much competition, you may think that it's next to impossible for you to come out on top.
However, the reality is that working smarter will get you any spot you set your sights on!
Consider the term "creating value." Creating value means accomplishing tasks that will greatly benefit your organization, as well as make you stand out from the rest.
Although you may hit your targets, achieve the most sales, and/or have a flawless attendance record, you may still need to take it up a notch.
When the powers that be are deciding on promotions, how much value you’ve actually contributed to the company is what really counts! What have you contributed that will sustain the organization and allow it to grow by leaps and bounds in the future?
“If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we’re going to do important work.” -Seth Godin
So just how do you create value? What can you do that hasn’t already been done?
Try these strategies to create value, regardless of the type of business you work in.
“Effort will release its reward only after you refuse to quit.”-Unknown
“Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest.”-Unknown
“A little progress everyday adds up to big results.”-Unknown
“The secret to success is to treat all customers as if your world revolves around them.”
As long as you keep your mind focused on bringing ideas and solutions to the table that allow your company to continue on its growth path, you'll likely be the candidate to secure that top spot at work. Think outside the box to create lasting value.