How to Succeed at Work

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Chances are, you want to be successful at work. You want to do well both for your own satisfaction and to impress your employer. However, being successful and productive at work requires more than just getting your duties done – it means being proactive about your own performance. Here’s what you need to know for how to succeed at work.

Be a Team Player

To succeed at work, you need to be able to be a team player. You must be able to work well with others both in your department and across the company. Team players tend to get noticed by leadership and often advance faster than those with a more self-centered approach.

Know Your Employer’s Expectations

When you understand your employer’s expectations, you’ll be able to not only meet those expectations but also be able to go above and beyond to impress your manager. You should also ensure you take the time to understand your company’s culture. How you ‘fit’ within the company culture and your working relationship with your manager are crucial. Make sure you are familiar with the values of the company so that you can demonstrate them effectively.

Be Willing to Take on Challenges

Your manager will always appreciate seeing you take on additional challenges. Volunteering for extra responsibilities shows you’re invested in your work and want to advance in the organization. While it may seem obvious, individuals who excel in their role will often go above and beyond what they’re asked to do and are willing to take on additional duties.

Have a Positive Attitude

No one wants to be around a negative person. On the other hand, having a positive attitude can significantly improve your success at work. Do your best to keep a positive attitude whether things are going well or poorly at work. Try to maintain a balanced viewpoint and resist the urge to complain to your coworkers about your boss or your job. Avoiding complaints or bad-mouthing others might work their way up to those higher in the organization. If there are recurring issues, find the right channels to suggest improvements. This could be proposing a new communication system, having a meeting, professionally confronting the problem, or going to HR.

Succeeding at work will help you advance your career. If you want to be successful in your job, be a team player, understand your employer’s expectations, be willing to take on new challenges, and maintain a positive attitude.

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