Be a Star Performer in Your Office by Following These Simple TechniquesPosted on 02/09/2017
Star performers are not born in a day. You have to understand your office environment, take into account the expectations the employer has from you, be aware of the developments in the workplace and more. So, if your goal is to shine at your office and consistently deliver like a star employee, here are a few simple tricks to get you started.
Communication is Key
This piece of advice actually works in all spheres of life. In a professional environment, it becomes ever so important. Communication helps people get a better understanding of your actions and that goes a long way in leaving a lasting impression. If you are in a team, be more vocal about your ideas to the rest of the members, if you are a new joinee, then go out and talk to your seniors, and so on. Effective communication will help you not only make people understand your part, but also help you to be in line with what others want.
Cultivate a Sense of Ownership
People often complain about not being happy with their jobs because they do not offer a fulfilling environment. But, nobody is handed a job on a silver platter. We all have defined boundaries, but going above and beyond what is required is what segregates us from others.
We would not hesitate to call this the one factor that increases the confidence of an employer in you. This can only mean good things because they will trust you with more responsibilities and hence a better position in the company.
Ask for Help
No matter how many good ideas you have and practices you follow, they will be of no use if you do not put them in the context of the culture of the company. And you cannot get this kind of information from anyone but seniors at the company. They are exactly the people who can tell you what works. You do not have to grasp at straws, instead you can use your time more efficiently and put your efforts in a more focused direction. This is what a star performer is – one who produces great results in a short span of time.
Hone Your Skills
Consistency is a very desirable trait, but you cannot be at the top of your game if you do not evolve. Whether it is updating your skill set or learning completely new things, a star performer does not back down. So, enroll yourself in training programs sponsored by the company and if you cannot get the adequate training in-house, go out and learn them. This will not only showcase the drive you have but will also make you a hot pick in the job market.
Dressing appropriately and smartly are very important for first impressions and first impressions do matter. A lot. So, if you are going to a meeting or an office party, make sure that you put your best foot forward. Be subtle in your style, but sharp. This will also make sure that you feel good about yourself, which will have a visible effect on your performance at work.