- Anticipate your department’s needs.
Seeing this initiative from you often helps them understand that you can handle tasks proactively and things will not be falling solely on their shoulders.
- Get to know your boss better.
It doesn’t mean you need to be friends with them or hang out with them, but you do need to learn what makes them tick. The more you communicate with your boss, the better it is for you.
- Assume success.
Be confident in your work. You’re uniquely qualified to do exactly what you do
- Study your industry.
Your industry is constantly changing and you need to keep up with what’s happening now.
- Always come to the table with a solution.
The more you present any issues with recommended solutions and then implement those solutions in a timely and effective manner, the more the leadership team will rely on you and think about you for future projects and new responsibilities.
- Find a mentor.
Everyone needs someone to teach them the ropes; to guide them through their career. You can talk to them about non-work interests as well–but when you need work advice, they’ll be there for you.
- Improve your communication skills.
Fear of confrontation is so overwhelming, but if you communicate boldly, more frequently, and honestly, and you’re not afraid to work through conflict, you’ll likely reduce your stress and be a better worker.
- Work harder and smarter.
Some employees set limits and boundaries for themselves as far as the number of hours worked or how much work they’re willing to do on a project. It’s important to go outside these boundaries and go with the flow.
- Don’t overwork yourself.
If you’re already an overachiever, have been dubbed a “workaholic,” or are generally exhausted, then you need to slow down and break the habit of setting impossible goals for.
- Volunteer to get involved with special projects, particularly those across business units.
The more you can help across all business units, the better.
- See the big picture.
You’re just one piece of the puzzle and the puzzle isn’t complete until all of the pieces are in place.
- Invest in continuous learning to stay on top of your game.
Many companies encourage employees to go back to school and pick up courses that can help them do their job better.
- Ask the right questions.
Aside from observing people at work, there is probably no better way of learning than by asking questions, especially the right questions.
- Follow through on all tasks and commitments.
One of the most important things you can do as an employee is to follow through on work commitments.
From an employee perspective, the more you show your dedication, commitment, abilities and potential to your employer, the more it will help you when it’s review time next year.
For the full article, visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/12/16/14-ways-to-be-better-at-your-job-in-2014/2/