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Tips to become more successful at work
Being successful and productive at your job
Being successful and productive at your job requires more than just participation – it demands being proactive about your own performance. How you are doing your job is just as important as what you are doing.
A successful organisation is one in which individuals are growing, learning and contributing to its overall goals. Fostering continual improvement through ongoing communication, information sharing, assessments and rewards can help both individuals and organisations progress towards their goals.
However, the flipside of this is that you can slip up by being unaware of your strengths and weaknesses. It can be easy to see the strengths and weaknesses of other people you work with, but it's always harder to critique ourselves.
If you're having trouble figuring out how you can improve at your workplace, ask a close co-worker or your manager for some honest feedback. But be prepared to hear the truth as you cannot change a habit or behaviour if you are not prepared to see it.
Feedback will provide you with valuable ideas about what people expect from you, any areas for growth, and what you need to work on first. Remember to try and accept any criticism gracefully. It’s important to express that you would like to work on the issue and discuss what needs to be changed.
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Our ten tips to achieve success at work:
1. Understand your employer's expectations
2. Have a positive attitude
3. Be a team player
4. Willingness to take on extra duties
5. Don't gossip
6. Be considerate
7. Keep your personal life private
Keep personal calls and emails to a minimum. Leave errands for lunchtime or when you're away from work. Don't share intimate details of your social life in the kitchen or lunchroom for everyone to hear.
8. Personal business on company technology
Most companies monitor employee usage of technology, so you should skip the personal emails and text messages. Also, bear in mind that venting feelings about your workplace or boss on social media could be read by anyone.
9. Be on time
10. Meet deadlines
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