Adding Value to Your Work
We need to do more than just turn up at work to be successful.
I have heard people say, “but I did everything I was asked to do” and wonder why it wasn’t enough.
Success translates to profitability – are you adding to the bottom line of your workplace?
Adding value to your work – To really add value, you need to have a positive impact.
So, what are the important things you can do to have a positive impact?
Of course, your experience and expertise are very important
- A strong work ethic
But these are not enough to ensure continued employment, you can work hard with long hours but if that does not contribute to the bottom line it will not be noticed by anyone except you.
You must be aware of what will help your workplace be more efficient and then what you can actually do to contribute to that goal. From there you can prioritise your tasks and the time you spend doing them. It can be as simple as asking yourself “do I need to print that, or is there a better, cheaper way?” There are two ways you can help the business, you can either increase revenue or decrease costs, which one fits with what you do?
Analyse your job and link it to the bottom line, understand how what you do affects the business.
What you do at work every day is what allows you to be paid and once you are aware of what you need to do and start doing it, it will lead to your long-term success.
Once you have focus you can get your tasks done and make sure it is noticed by management.
This advice applies not only to Newcastle Rescue but any business.
Christine Chittenden – Operations Coordinator Newcastle Rescue