How to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work
To really succeed at work, and to be considered for promotions, big projects and more, make yourself indispensable. Here’s how.
1. Maintain high standards
In the workplace, good enough is never good enough. Keep your standards high and aim for excellence in every project you work on or task you complete. Review your official job expectations often to see if you measure up and keep yourself in the loop of the company’s evolving goals and vision.
2. Go beyond expectations
Going above and beyond what’s expected of you will place you in a favorable position in the eyes of management. Be that employee who volunteers to be in charge of extra projects, help train a new team member and put in overtime during the busy season. You’ll quickly gain a name as a dependable employee who is willing to go the extra mile for the team.
3. Learn an exclusive skill
A great way to make yourself indispensable at work is to master something requiring a particular skill. It can be knowing how to use a computer program or even a piece of office equipment that’s hard to operate, so long as you’re the one who does the job best. Become the go-to person when that job needs done and you’ll be an employee everyone wants to keep around.
4. Be a real team member
How you get the job done is just as important as the end result. Be sure to work with your co-workers, taking their opinions into account and asking for, or offering, assistance when warranted.