Become desirable employee at workplace
Believe in your goal and believe in your ability and persist with your efforts. You will soon become the most desirable, which will in turn enhance...
Believe in your goal and believe in your ability and persist with your efforts. You will soon become the most desirable, which will in turn enhance your worth as a professional You can be a subordinate to your boss, peer to your colleagues and boss to your team members. To become the most desirable at workplace, one must know how to manage all relationships well. We often read in the press various polls conducted to identify who is the most desirable hero or heroine. We also curiously read about those features or characteristics that make them most desirable. Isn't it also common to self reflect as to how many of those features are present in us? It is true that each one of us want to be liked and wanted by others. The intrinsic social recognition need prevails in each one of us. In some people, it could be more than others. Can we extend the same logic to workplace? Do we want to be liked by others at office? Isn't it a strong need to become most liked colleague? In this article, let us explore some tips to become most preferred colleague at workplace. Of course, while we explore this topic, it is important to take a 360-degree view of our relationships at workplace. You can be a subordinate to your boss, peer to your colleague and boss to your team members. To become most desirable at workplace, one must know how to manage all relationships well. Here are the seven tips that will help you manage your relationships and become most desirable at workplace. Be cheerful It is simple, yet a missed habit. You cannot be sporting dropped shoulders and make it unpleasant for others to interact with you. You need to come across as an energetic and positive person. That is the only way to invite people to get closer to you. Be non-controversial Workplace is full of dynamics; one must be careful in getting caught in the muddle and stay out of controversy. Also, it is important to avoid those controversies, which hamper relationships and yield no results. Clearly move out of any such controversial discussions. Be dependable Bosses, team members or colleagues want someone who is very much dependable in all situations. Are you the one that they can fall back on when in need? If so, then you are on your way to becoming the most desirable. People who maintain relationships when the going is good and avoid people when the going gets tougher will not be trusted. Be a finisher While we have so many greats in cricket, of late, we have been obsessed with Dhoni-talk. We are praising him as the great finisher. Because success matters at the end of the game! Corporate world is no different. It likes people who take up responsibility and steer the project to its logical closure. If you work as a finisher, it enhances your credibility. Rarely we celebrate people who dump the team or who do not know how to finish things and get success. Be a solver No one likes to converse with cribbers. No one likes to hear you adding to the problems. People like you when you not only spot or anticipate problems but also come up with solutions. If you want to be most desirable, be a part of the solution, not the problem! Be transparent No one likes to hear things from third source; that makes you less trust worthy. Be communicative and maintain transparency. Avoid any unpleasant surprises to your stakeholders. With your communication, you make it easier and effortless for your colleagues to work with you. Be generous The most desirable colleague is the one who would not mind sharing a bit of credit more than what others deserve. In fact, they master the art of gaining more by giving more. So, avoid fights over who gets the credit in the short-term. Even if you share a bit of credit in the short-term, it will make you most desirable in the longer run. Becoming the most desirable colleague at workplace should be a medium to long term goal for you. You cannot attain that status in a hurry. People take time to notice you, assess you and check your consistency before they consider you as most desirable. Therefore, believe in your goal and believe in your ability and persist with your efforts. You will soon become the most desirable, which will in turn enhance your worth as a professional!