Your workspace is your second home and you need to make sure that you are visible enough in that place so that people notice you and realize your worth.
You need to make them feel your presence and make them feel that you are important. Following are some ideas or tips to make yourself visible at work.
Here are tips to make yourself visible at work.
Talk to the right people– talk to people who have experience in your field of work and can provide you with the right kind of advice. When you follow the right advice and you have the right words in your head, you will be noticed at work.
Be kind and humble– Be the best human being in the office by always showing humility and being kind to everyone around you. Help whoever needs it and be there for people who might need you in the office and you will earn yourself a good name.
Have a sense of humor– Develop a good sense of humor and keep the atmosphere at the office light and fun. When you can crack a good joke, you have to be ready to take one yourself and be the heart of the office which everyone loves to talk to.
Always be on time– Being punctual is one of the best habits that you can inculcate in your system. When you are on time or even before time, people automatically begin to respect you and notice you in a way that they have never seen you.
Be ahead of your deadlines– Unlike almost everyone in your relationship, make sure to always stay ahead of your deadlines. Instead of procrastinating and leaving everything for the last moment, stay ahead of time so that you may even take up new projects or even enjoy yourself.
Have good relations with the staff– Maintain good relationships with the people that work with you and also the people that work for you. Treat everyone with an equal amount of respect and be very professional in your behavior.
Give constant suggestions about improvement– Be very vocal about the proceedings in the office and keep providing constant feedback to make the workspace better and more productive. It is always great to have someone who brings about the necessary changes.
Show genuine interest in work– Be very closely connected with your work and have a genuine interest in it. When you do your job with complete passion, it not only turns out to be amazing but also brings in great results for both parties.
Work extra hours if required– There is nothing wrong with putting in some extra hours of work to stay ahead of the competition and be at par with your projects. A few hours put in right now will save you a few hours later on in life.
Be in touch with the higher-ups– Be in close touch with your immediate superiors and have good relations with them. Report to them about the necessary things and make sure to maintain the standard that they are expecting from you.
Treat responsibilities as challenges– Treat the responsibilities that are assigned to you as challenges and face them head-on. Do not think it to be a drag and take it lightly, treat it as a foe that you must defeat in the most efficient way possible.
Be consistent in your work– One thing that will always earn you a good name and make people notice you in your workplace is your consistency. Always be consistent in your work and make sure that you bring in the same desired result every single time.
Improve your communication skills– Work more on your communication skills so that you can put across your thoughts more efficiently and face no confusion whatsoever. It is also a great way to be popular in your workspace.
Help your colleagues– Help your colleagues to develop their skillset and get into a better position by growing with you. Help them stay motivated and reach their goals quicker. Your colleagues are your hand and brain of the office and should be kept in top shape.
Be the heart of the party– Bring the party wherever you go. Be it an official meet-up or a fair well of an employee, make sure the party is always lively and everyone is having the time of their lives and you need to be at its center.
Maintain a smooth flow of work– Keep the flow of work in the office smooth and easy-going. Make sure that the deadlines are met and everyone is satisfied with the kind of behavior that the company is exercising with the employees.
Treat the junior staff well– Just because they are junior to you does not mean that they are inferior to you in any way. Treat them with the same amount of respect that they rightly deserve. Treat them like your colleagues.
Treat your colleagues once in a while– Treat the people that you work with once in a while to keep them happy and feel special about themselves. Treat them to a meal that they would remember for a long time and feel grateful.
Celebrate your achievements– Give yourself a treat and celebrate all your achievements or even a single small victory that you might feel like celebrating. Give yourself a break from the ordinary and pamper yourself the right way.
Dress well– Dress for the occasion and dress to impress. One must dress to stand out from the rest. When you look and feel sharp, you feel ten times more confident and feel like the king of the world. Do not forget the accessories.
Be confident– Be confident in the way you behave, be confident in the way you react, and most importantly be confident in the way you carry yourself in the movie. When you are comfortable in your skin, people are bound to notice you.
Be clean and presentable– Being clean should be an unconscious decision and you must be clean and hygienic at all times. Being presentable depends more on your perception of yourself so if you feel clean and confident, you will naturally become more presentable.
Have a fixed routine– Have a routine that complements your lifestyle, helps you stay productive at all times, and forces you to be efficient and punctual every single day. Inculcate more discipline in your life by following a strict routine.
Be the first one to ask questions– Be the first person in the office to raise his voice when you hear or find out something questionable in the office. You have a voice and you were given this voice to take a stand for what’s right, make good use of it.
Be a quick learner– Learn things efficiently and in a shorter duration to not only impress the teacher but also to stay ahead of others in the office. When you keep adding different skillsets to your arsenal, people will have to notice you.
Do not be scared of criticism– Criticism is omnipotent no matter which part of the world you live in or what field you chose to work with. You have to build a thick and do not allow criticism to affect you negatively. Keep working on it.
Have a positive outlook– Always have an optimistic outlook towards the world and keep spreading positivity wherever you go. When you fill the office with good vibes and make everyone feel better, they will be thankful to you.
Maintain the decorum of the workplace– Enforce discipline in the staff and make sure all the rules and regulations of the offices are taken care of. As much as people might oppose it, if you maintain the decorum in the office, you will gain a lot of respect.
Inculcate discipline in the staff– Make sure that the staff in the office is always disciplined. Make sure they come and leave on time, are following the deadlines, and also make sure that the quality and standard of work do not drop down.
Multi-task– Being able to multitask is a skill one must possess in today’s time. The time that we have in our hands is not enough to just do one thing at a time but you need to be able to multitask and take in complex information.
Take new and challenging projects– Take up new projects which others might find to be a bit challenging. Give it everything that you have and even if it does not end in a way that you have imagined, people are bound to notice you for your courage.
Attend seminars and workshops– Attending workshops, seminars, lectures, and other such events will be of great educational purpose for you. Not only will you get to meet a lot of new and exciting people but attending these will get you a good name in the scene.
Organize official get-togethers and parties– The person in charge of organizing all the official parties, get together, and similar events have a lot of responsibility on his head. If you manage to make it successful and fun, you will have a great time.
Invite your colleagues and boss over– Inviting the people that you work with to your place is very common these days. Not only does it make your relationship with them better, but even helps you in rising in life.
Treat everyone with dignity- No matter what position the person is in, no matter what kind of a client the person is, always treat them with dignity and respect. Respect takes a lifelong to achieve while it can be lost in a second, make sure it does not come.
Know when to object– Know when is the right time for you to open your mouth. Know when you have to simply nod to whatever is being said and know when to raise a finger. Only if you can distinguish between them, will you be visible at work.
Take a stand for yourself– If you allow people to do whatever they want to and take all the credit, you will become invisible in the office. Take a stand for yourself and make sure that everyone knows you do not take things sitting.
Complain if you think you deserve more– You know your worth and if you feel like you are not getting enough to match your worth, feel free to let the administration know that you deserve more and that your efforts will not go in vain.
Have a healthy brain and mind– To be able to be productive and efficient at all times so that you are visible in the office, you need to have a healthy physique and a sound brain to keep things smooth. Make sure they are at their possible best.
Provide good advice– Be a good friend to all those around you and be the person that people can look up to for some important advice with their eyes closed. This will not only earn you a respectable position but will also make you pretty popular.
Be the troubleshooter– Be the guy who knows the solution to all the problems and can fix anything that is wrong in the workplace. When people start coming to you for their problems, instead of going to the administration department, you will have the visibility that you want.
Speak up in important meetings– It is very easy to feel nervous and start sweating when in an important meeting but it is also the perfect opportunity to let the important people know about your presence and to speak up.
Aim to be a team leader– A team leader has a million different responsibilities like keeping his team motivated, staying ahead of the deadlines, and reporting to his seniors. However, if you are an efficient leader, you will rise very high.
Do not miss out on any opportunity to learn– Any opportunity that you find knocking on your door is another shot at learning something new and something productive that will help you in some part of your life, make sure you grab it.
Be confident about your skillset– Believe in yourself and believe in the skillset that you possess. Trust the weapons in your arsenal to have the firepower to not only win you a fight but to help you win the entire war and come out on top.
Do not shy away from demonstrating your skills– Just because you have all the right tools does not mean you have already completed the project. You need to use all those skills at the right moment for the right job to finally shine the way you have always imagined.
Be the brain of the project– Be the brain behind all the important decisions that are taken on a project. Make sure you always make the final call after checking and re-checking everything to make sure that everything is in its rightful place.
Work on your networking skills– Networking is necessary for anyone to grow in today’s times. You leave in a society and you have to depend on other people for different things. Grow by helping others grow and expand your network of people.
Have a mentor– Have a mentor that can not only guide you in the right direction but is also experienced enough to point out the things that are going wrong and what you could do differently. It is always great to have a teacher you can learn from.
Be a mentor– From all the things that you have experienced working and all the knowledge that you have gathered, make sure to spread the best learnings that you have carried through. Be a teacher to someone that you could never have.
Give credit where credit is due– You have to give credit where credit is due. If someone from your team has done exceptionally well, his name needs a special mention. Similarly, you must receive the credit if you think that you deserve it.
Take up projects that increase exposure– Take up new projects which are not only very challenging but will make you meet new people, learn different things and open your world to different things that would help you in the future.
Be bold– Be bold enough to make decisions that nobody else will even imagine. Big risks, big rewards, and you can’t reach the stars if you are scared of falling from a tree. Do not be scared to take decisions from your heart.
Showcase your expertise– Show people the things that you are good at. Let people know who is the boss when it comes to your area of expertise and if you are successful, you are bound to get a few eyeballs rolling.
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