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  string(4700) "In these highly competitive times where restructure and personnel review are commonplace, it is more important than ever to ensure you are adding value to your organisation.

Whether you are seeking career advancement or security within your role, here are some of my tips to ensure you are contributing to the overall success of your business.

1. Be clever

Many people do not invest time in understanding the internal mechanics of their organisation. It is important to have a good working knowledge of organisational charts, reporting structures, all divisions (not just your own) and other associated interests of your company.

2. Actively create a good culture in the workplace

Be part of the solution rather than generating negativity. We all get frustrated with life from time to time. Sharing these frustrations can be perceived by others in a negative light and may encourage more poisonous thoughts and actions within the office.

Keep office politics to a minimum and recognise when others contribute positively to the workplace. This can be as simple as genuinely thanking those that assist you, no matter how small the task.

3. Be self-aware

What are your strengths and weaknesses? Ensure you are in a role that compliments your strengths. If you are seeking a career change or promotion, make sure you truly evaluate what you will bring to the prospective role and where you may need support to achieve company goals.

4. Do your job

You are being paid for the hours you work, are you working effectively in all of them? Avoid distractions. While it is important to build good rapport with colleagues, the trick is making this time valuable rather than wasting your time or that of your co-workers.

5. Understand That Time is money

Keep to expected timelines and communicate any deadlines that may be delayed. This will enable your superiors to work with you to succeed. Ensure you are ready to start meetings on time, every time and be prepared when you meet with other people in your workplace.

6. Upskill

Utilise all training that is available to you. Take the time to implement your learnings. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the work that has accumulated while you took time to train – This time is only wasted if you do not use your new skills. Spaced repetition, i.e. Revisiting these learnings will help you retain the knowledge over time and put them into action.

7. Solve your own problems

It’s easy to ask someone else to assist you with problems that arise; handballing the issue to others will remove the responsibility from you – for now.

By learning how to solve more of your own problems you will become more self-sufficient, more resilient, and more flexible in the workplace. You may even find yourself as a person others come to for support.

8. Be accountable

Work with your superiors to set clear and measurable targets and KPI’s. Set goals, review them frequently and keep on the track to success. It is not your manager’s responsibility to hold your hand, you need to take responsibility for your own outcomes.

9. Don’t burn out

Take time to be good to yourself, working yourself into burnout is not benefiting your organisation. Do whatever it is you need to do to make sure you are relaxed, refreshed and ready for each day’s work.

Book a holiday, work on a passion project, have the occasional technology free day, exercise or spend time with your family. No matter how busy you are – it is always worth investing in a personal reboot.

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In these highly competitive times where restructure and personnel review are commonplace, it is more important than ever to ensure you are adding value to your organisation.

Whether you are seeking career advancement or security within your role, here are some of my tips to ensure you are contributing to the overall success of your business.

1. Be clever

Many people do not invest time in understanding the internal mechanics of their organisation. It is important to have a good working knowledge of organisational charts, reporting structures, all divisions (not just your own) and other associated interests of your company.

2. Actively create a good culture in the workplace

Be part of the solution rather than generating negativity. We all get frustrated with life from time to time. Sharing these frustrations can be perceived by others in a negative light and may encourage more poisonous thoughts and actions within the office.

Keep office politics to a minimum and recognise when others contribute positively to the workplace. This can be as simple as genuinely thanking those that assist you, no matter how small the task.

3. Be self-aware

What are your strengths and weaknesses? Ensure you are in a role that compliments your strengths. If you are seeking a career change or promotion, make sure you truly evaluate what you will bring to the prospective role and where you may need support to achieve company goals.

4. Do your job

You are being paid for the hours you work, are you working effectively in all of them? Avoid distractions. While it is important to build good rapport with colleagues, the trick is making this time valuable rather than wasting your time or that of your co-workers.

5. Understand That Time is money

Keep to expected timelines and communicate any deadlines that may be delayed. This will enable your superiors to work with you to succeed. Ensure you are ready to start meetings on time, every time and be prepared when you meet with other people in your workplace.

6. Upskill

Utilise all training that is available to you. Take the time to implement your learnings. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the work that has accumulated while you took time to train – This time is only wasted if you do not use your new skills. Spaced repetition, i.e. Revisiting these learnings will help you retain the knowledge over time and put them into action.

7. Solve your own problems

It’s easy to ask someone else to assist you with problems that arise; handballing the issue to others will remove the responsibility from you – for now.

By learning how to solve more of your own problems you will become more self-sufficient, more resilient, and more flexible in the workplace. You may even find yourself as a person others come to for support.

8. Be accountable

Work with your superiors to set clear and measurable targets and KPI’s. Set goals, review them frequently and keep on the track to success. It is not your manager’s responsibility to hold your hand, you need to take responsibility for your own outcomes.

9. Don’t burn out

Take time to be good to yourself, working yourself into burnout is not benefiting your organisation. Do whatever it is you need to do to make sure you are relaxed, refreshed and ready for each day’s work.

Book a holiday, work on a passion project, have the occasional technology free day, exercise or spend time with your family. No matter how busy you are – it is always worth investing in a personal reboot.

 

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