I have continued to be a performer in the jobs I have held over the years. Regarding the annual performance review, I can consistently achieve results that fall between the categories of above average and outstanding. I have worked for more than five years; before that, I worked for a few different businesses. A few of the mindsets and attitudes I brought to my work are listed below:
1. Go above and beyond what is required. Don’t just focus on completing the one task you expect when you’re given that expectation.
Complete more than one of the tasks. A significant number of people are not willing to put in additional effort. They believed that they would suffer losses if they participated in more activities. This is not the best way to think. You can only learn more by engaging in more activities. You create more value for yourself when you take on more responsibilities. And a superior admires subordinates willing to put in the extra effort.
2. When you have finished your work, don’t just sit there and wait for your supervisor to give you the next assignment; instead, get up and move around. Make the initiative to go and ask for more, and be proactive. Your boss is going to be very pleased.
3. Pretend that you own the company and think of yourself in that capacity. If you are the owner of your own business, then I have no doubt that you will give your work your full and undivided attention whenever you do it. You are going to give your all to the company you work for.
4. Become someone who enjoys the work they do. I appreciate what it is that you are doing. If you really can’t find a way to enjoy your current job, it might be time to look for something new.
5. Being willing to educate others and pass on what you’ve learned. Many people are unwilling to teach others what they know because they intend to keep the information to themselves. They prefer to keep the information to themselves, so the company continues to value them highly. In point of fact, this is not the case. If you own the same information and do not seek new information, you will not progress very far.
If you want to be given more responsibility, one of the most important things you need to do is know how to help those under you. People will recognize you as an expert and respect you if you are willing to share your expertise and if you are good enough at what you do. If you do not communicate what you know to others, they will not entrust you with greater responsibility.
6. Do not make an attempt to compete with your boss. I’m not trying to get you to agree with everything I say. Even though you disagree with them, you must follow their instructions. You have to demonstrate to your boss that you are capable of thinking. However, you must maintain a professional demeanor, even if your boss is wrong.
7. It’s essential to work well with others. You are required to have the ability to collaborate effectively with others in a group setting.
8. Make it your goal to become the most knowledgeable person in your field. Read up on it, and educate yourself on the business. If you have the right mentality, no matter where you work, you will consistently get recognized and always be the performer.