What do you do at work?
Chances are, you’re probably doing what you’re told to. But is that enough to get you recognized and excel? In many cases, no.
If you want stand out, in addition to your work, you have to realize opportunities and respond. This means finding where there are gaps in the workplace and then figuring out ways to close them.
This could range from making a hand-off process smoother, to proposing an internal program to boost morale, to redesigning a commonly used template. Find a need or look for where there could be more enhancements and make it happen. More importantly, do your research and be prepared to justify why it will benefit your organization.
If you’re passionate and can communicate value, even if your idea is turned down or postposed, chances are your boss will start to see you as not only a good worker, but also as a forward-thinking and innovative employee.
If you’re wondering why you’re not getting recognized, consider focusing on more than just what you’re told to accomplish, and rather work on finding opportunities that others are too busy to look for.
What gaps can you fill at work?