How to Succeed At Your Workplace?
We have devoted a lot of time and efforts to helping our clients and readers get the job. All of our blog posts have been tied to the subject of job search or the services our company provides (interview tips, employment agencies, resume writing, cover letter writing, etc.). However, we decided to assist our readers not only in the situations when people need to get a job, but also for those who have already got one. We have already started by sharing some tips on how to be happy at the workplace. Today we would like to continue with something very related to happiness at your job – success.
What Is Success? How Do You Achieve One?
Although this subject is somewhat similar to it to the one we have covered in the previous blog post, it is not the same. Of course if you succeed at the work then most likely you won’t be upset about it. However, professional success sometimes is darkened by the relationships with co-workers and management. So this time we would like to focus only on the professional side of things.
First and foremost, you are to define for yourself what is success at the company you work. It may vary for different people working in different companies. For example, you can say that achieving 30% sales growth in one year would be a success for your position. Or expanding customer base by 20% in 6 months. Or growing customer retention rates… Whatever it is you have to know it. More than that, it is important that your understanding of success would match the one of your manager. Because if you have different views on what you should be doing/achieving it may not work very well. Please keep in mind that the company management wants specific results, not just high productivity or good attitude.
When you know where you are heading (success), you have to set short-term and long-term goals that will help you achieve success. Remember that the goals are to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART methodology). The goals you set must be small components that will get you to the desired success. In other words those are just steps/milestones on the way to achieving what you have planned.
After you have your success target, your goals planned, you just have to know what it takes to complete everything. Ask yourself a question what do I need to do this? What resources do I have and what resources I need to obtain in order to achieve the success. You can also think of what common processes may be improved to maximize the efficiency. There are a lot of process improvement tools some of the managers are not even aware of.
What Is Not A Good Idea For A Success Target?
Some employees get complacent after working for several years for one company and their success is measured by the amount of money received in the end of the month in relation to the amount of working hours. However, we believe this is a wrong approach as we believe that every single person has a great potential to develop, grow, and achieve much more than a decent salary.