6 Tips for Workplace Success
I’ve enjoyed managing interns and staff for organizations from the U.S. Senate to a marketing firm. Most have been tremendous assets, some have room for improvement. Here is my personal tip sheet for success in the workplace.
Initiative: Seek opportunities to contribute above and beyond explicit assignments. If something is new, spend time searching for the answer and solution on your own to successfully complete the task.
Independence: Seek to find a solution to challenges on your own before asking for help. Do not rely on the boss to show you every minutia of the task and answer every question. Confidently pursue achievement by your own devices. Be empowered.
Diligence: Pay careful attention to direction. Write down every task and instruction. Keep and reference task list constantly. Work effectively and efficiently to complete tasks in a quick and timely manner.
Ownership: Take pride in and responsibility for your work. You alone are responsible for its quality and completion. Make it your personal mission to deliver.
Competence: Strive for excellence in your work. If you don’t know how to do something, push yourself to figure it out until you’re capable of meeting expectations. After a dedicated effort to develop skills on your own, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance if required.
Git R Done: Period. Failing to deliver in whole and in a timely fashion is not an option. Make it happen. Never go home leaving a deadline unmet and work half complete, making it someone else’s problem. This is wholly unacceptable.