Losing and rehiring staff costs a bomb so if you’re worth your salary, your boss will be keen to keep you. Here’s how to become the indispensable employee who has to be kept happy:
Stop socialising at work. If you’ve time to go on Facebook, WhatsApp your friend and check your Instagram account, then you’re wasting company time.
Know what you’re supposed to contribute. Is there a value on your KPI or a number of sales you have to make? If you know exactly what you’re supposed to do each month or year, you can make a list and know where you stand.
Be the person everyone thinks of first when they need something. Upgrade your skills and experience and networking so you have friends everywhere.
Ask the boss why she wants you to be happy. Being humble is great but being valued means you can negotiate a better deal, like flexi-time! So make sure you and your boss know how you contribute the company bottom line.
Reach out for more responsibilities. That way, you keep yourself challenged and stimulated at the workplace.
Start speaking out more on things that really matters. Don’t assume that your opinion is irrelevant even before voicing them out. Have the courage to speak out!
Be encouraged to help others to also increase their happiness. As you do that, you’ll increase yours as well. Be helpful at the office. Good chance a colleague may need some assistance. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Build relationships with your colleagues. Brush off on your interpersonal skills and interact with the people you work with. Try talking about their lives. Ask them questions about their families, their hobbies and whatever else gets them talking.
Fear could be the single most critical barrier between you and a life of contentment. Be the one who bravely communicates with others, and you won’t be disappointed.
Many of us don’t take enough time to sit back and reflect at work as we’re too busy trying to get work done. Slow down and spare a minute to breathe and be in the now. This helps you let go of stress and have some balance at work.
(Text by Ellen Whyte, bauersyndication.com.au / Additional reporting by Natalya Molok)