A good employee is one who constantly seeks to better himself in everything that he does. And with jobs constantly growing and evolving, this has proven to be quite important to survive today’s competitive job market.
Pushing yourself to do your very best and going above and beyond can put you in the running for an upcoming promotion and also offer you increased job security.
But how do you go about doing that? Well, the secret is in becoming a more results-driven worker.
1. Measure Your Project Results
If your company’s preparing to launch a new product or service, for example, and you will be able to make some contribution to the project, you should jump on board and push your ideas. Upon its launch, you’ll be able to identify the success of your work through the product’s sales, the impact it had on end-users, and how the project as a whole benefited stakeholders. Your input might have been able to take a good product and make it into an amazing one.
2. Measure Your Performance
One way to become more results-driven in the office is by measuring your work performance. If you’re a social media officer, for example, you’ll be able to do this by measuring the number of followers, the number of people sharing your content, and the number of new leads generated.
Ask colleagues for their point of view and who can offer you constructive criticism in how you operate; compare your own performance to that of the office’s best performer and figure out where you can improve. You can also approach management for their input. All this will help you become a better worker which will, in turn, help you refocus your efforts.
3. Improve Your Work Style
Anyone can be successful in their job, but it all comes down to having an effective work style.
If you find that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, you might want to consider reducing your workload to improve the outcome of each completed project. The fewer things you’ll have to do, the less stressed out you’ll be. As a result, you’ll be able to think clearer and come up with creative and viable solutions much easier.
Whatever the case, if your work is falling behind or it is not up to par with company standards, you’ll need to find ways to improve your work style – and fast. Doing this will help you become a more effective worker which will, ultimately, make you more results-driven.
Are you a results-driven worker yourself? Perhaps you have a few tips and tricks of your own that you’d like to share with the rest of us? Let us know in the comments section below!