Bring your Value to the Organisation (Success at Work Series)

For most of us, we seek progress in our workplace. Reasons for this may include wanting a higher pay, more opportunities to learn new things or even as simple as wanting to be better than your peers.

Whatever the intent or motivation that drives you, we need to know how we can make this progress happen. You heard it right, progress is given but only to those that are worthy of the responsibilities that come with it.

In order to progress, there has to be a history of good work contributed. Now, whether you do it sincerely (good work) or just simply to “earn” the progress, there is difference. Doing it sincerely is definitely more sustainable. It ties back to the saying of “If you love what you do, it is never work”. Thus, you will be able to last longer in this pursuit of progress.

So how do you do good work?

You need to know where your value lies in. With knowledge of this, you will be able to set forth actionable steps to improve your organisation. This is important because every business organisations exist to produce profits. The more improvements an organisation can make, the better the chance of surviving and thriving in an ever increasing competitive environment.

What are some of the values you can bring to your organisation?

For example, if you are a meticulous person and you love details, you can review the administrative processes to see how you can tweak to ensure that only relevant information are recorded, so as to increase efficiency.

Another example would be that if you are a great communicator, you can aspire to works towards aligning the vision of the company with your teammates. Through motivation and leadership by example, the team may become more focused and effective, thus bringing good results to the organisation, which is very good work.

Remember, without good work and positive contribution to your organisation, it is not easy for the organisation to realize the value you may possess. And if you are able to consistently produce good work sincerely, any good organisations will appreciate and reward you with the progress you DESERVE.

Results speak louder than talk

You know how we sometimes talk too much about what we hope to achieve and not on the actual work towards the achievement.

Yes, I believe this is human nature and it is how we prep ourselves to undertake something that our mind is finding hard to accomplish.

This in turns will lead to procrastination if we do not watch ourselves and allow the talks to be… Just talks. It has been shared by many guru and successful people that it is not dreams or talks that propel them to success. It was hard work, hard freaking work.

Why then do we still get stuck in the talks? Because we have yet to find a strategy or plan on how to achieve that we hope to accomplish.

It is not easy to battle human instinct but one sure way to more effective at it is to be mindful, to be conscious of our actions.

For me, I always ground myself and remind me that whatever I know or have to share, everyone already knows it. I am just basically acting as a bookmark in their lives, to help remind them of their worth, as well as my own sometimes in the future.

Rather, I should work on getting myself to a place of making it and focus on how I can make it, so that with the results to show for, it will put me in a better place to change lives and to inspire change.

I am always a work in progress. And it is always through results that we will inspire real change.