Making Yourself Indispensable At Work

Scared of losing your job? Are you living in constant fear of being unemployed owing to the current economic crisis and the ensuing downsizing? Then you are among the millions of employees worldwide, who are living under this continuous threat and wish they could somehow make sure that they were truly indispensable for the company. While it is true that no one is completely indispensable, there are certain things that you can do to make yourself a valuable employee so that the company managers have to think twice before letting you go.  Here are some tips that you can incorporate in your daily routine to lessen the chances of you getting fired in the next downsizing:

Take more initiative

The most important thing in a workplace is taking initiative, not only because of the downsizing, but also because of the constantly changing job conditions. Nobody appreciates an employee who sits around waiting to be told what to do next and then accomplishes only the given task. Be active and take every opportunity that comes your way.

Work hard

When you are being paid to do something, you are supposed to give it your maximum effort. In order to become indispensable you must make sure that you are doing your work well and are meeting the required standards. Not only that, to prove to your employers that you are a worthy asset; you have to excel in your work and go beyond the expected standards. Moreover, if you do not know how to do something, instead of making it an excuse, go and find out how to go about that specific task and finish it efficiently.

Take responsibility

In order to become an asset for your company you will have to go beyond your job description and start viewing your department as a company, and yourself as the sole owner of the company. You must consider the pros and cons of every decision you make. At the end of the day, you must think of ways to improve the output of your department in order to impress the superiors with your productivity.

Positive attitude

Whatever happens, try to stay calm and focused. Maintaining a positive attitude in workplace is essential in proving your worth. An employee, who gets panicked easily and starts messing things up, is not an indispensable asset. If you can accomplish your tasks on a rough day with a smile on your face, you will definitely get noticed by your superiors and will certainly make a good impression.

Be a team player

Make sure that you are a valuable team player by always supporting your superiors and your entire team. Moreover, you have should remain careful and steer clear of petty politics and other unprofessional stuff that can retard the pace of work and harm the ongoing projects. Choose to be an integral part of any team and be responsible for the work allotted to you. Work in such a manner that your team and your managers start depending on you and start considering you indispensable.

Avoid politics

No matter which company you work for, office politics will follow you and getting involved means getting into trouble. So, the best option is to avoid taking sides whenever such a situation arises in the workplace.  You never know what the consequences of such actions might be. Just be neutral and try to get along well with everyone. Moreover, do not indulge in gossip under any circumstances and distance yourself from such conversations regarding rumors about the company. It is important that you have a clean reputation and are not regarded as a tale-bearer in the eyes of your superiors. Remember, no one wants to have a gossiping employee or a team mate, who can’t keep things confidential.

Improve your skills

In order to make yourself indispensable in the eyes of your managers, you should focus on the specific skills that you possess. While it is important that you possess a specialized skill, what is more important is how effectively you utilize this skill. Make sure that you let your superiors know that you are willing and available to help whenever your expertise is needed. This will make you a valuable resource, and an indispensable person within the organization.

Improve your visibility

While it is vital that you do your work with honesty and dedication, it is more important that you make people aware of your achievements and expertise without being ostentatious. Keep your superiors apprised of your efforts and hard work in terms of benefiting the company.

Be prepared to volunteer

Make sure that whenever you get the chance, you volunteer to do extra work in order to save your employer money and time. Nothing is more crucial for the managers than saving time and money. By volunteering to do extra projects, you can impress more people in the office with your capabilities and talent.

Be flexible

Make sure that you can be flexible enough to adapt changes smoothly.  Due to the ongoing economic crisis many companies are constantly making integral changes in their organization to save resources and be more productive. If you cannot go with the changes and do your best to ensure a smooth transition, sooner or later your superiors will start considering you a burden for the team and you will be replaced.

Be cost effective

Nowadays cutting costs has become a major concern for most organizations, which means that as a valuable employee you should concentrate on finding ways to help lower the cost in your company. Make a note of the cost savings you have achieved and make sure to keep the management informed about your efforts in this regards.

Manage your time

Make sure that you get to work on time and don’t be the first one to rush out the door as soon as your time ends. This is the way your employers and managers assess your dedication and commitment to your job. Any company will value an employee who shows up for work punctually and exhibits concern over his job. Moreover, keep in mind that your employers will also know if you are just wasting time by sitting idle at your work station, only to spend extra time in office to impress the boss. So whatever you do, make sure that your work output is in balance with the time you spend at the office.

38 thoughts on “Making Yourself Indispensable At Work

  1. Well done ROZEE.PK team, it is a really helpful article for improving our professional capabilities.

  2. I think the contents are quite useful. It needs extra effort to fit in but later on, its fruitful.

  3. I will try to share this article not only with the working people but also with all those who are intending to start their professional career. Great work ROZEE.PK

  4. I found this article to be very useful and informative. I am sure that this would be helpful for my upcoming career.

  5. Good article and excellent strategies to be applied since they play an important role in improving employees achievements. Furthermore enhancing these skills not only favors in the office but are also effective in daily life.

  6. Improving your skill is very important. Secondly, people waste their time in day and sit late in the evening. It is a bad habit which needs to be cured.

  7. A very nicely composed article. These tips serve at both ends:
    1. For employee evaluation by the employer.
    2. For self assessment by the employees, before going in the state of job dissatisfaction.

  8. These are some of the things a supervisor would lecture his team on. Indeed a very polished piece of material for employees who work like machinery.

  9. It is a good article and the tips given are very apt according to the current global situation and are easy to follow.

  10. A very nice and an ideal article by ROZEE.PK. I would like to share a quote here; “Genius and successful people do not relax in chairs, they relax in Work, They sleep with dreams and awake with determination and commitment.” But all this does not mean that you become a robot at work place. Many of the employees forget their obligatory duties during the work, e.g. prayers, in order to show their employer how hard working they are. When your times is up, just ask your fellows and then boss if they need some help and if not then leave rather than wasting time sitting around doing nothing.

  11. I don’t agree with the last point about not being the first to leave the office. Being a manager myself, I always value those of my staff members who finish their work on time and leave rather than wasting time during the day just so that they can stay a few extra minutes late and earn some points. The most important point is visibility. Perceptions save and ruin careers and we must make sure to create the right perception about ourselves.

  12. All the suggestions and information provided in this article is absolutely right. If we adopt these things, we should have no fear of going anywhere. Best of luck to all and thanks to ROZEE.PK

  13. I appreciate the efforts by the Rozee team to create awareness among the masses regarding what benefits them. We pray to Almighty Allah to help them as they are helping us.

  14. A very nice article ROZEE.PK. Keep it up and give some solutions about how to avoid confusion and fear in the office environment. Thanks

  15. “instead of making it an excuse, go and find out how to go about that specific task and finish it efficiently”
    I liked this part specifically. This is the best article of all, good one. I’d rate it 9/10. Keep up the good work ROZEE.PK

  16. Great article, wonderful tips especially “avoid politics”, which is now very common in many organizations.

  17. Very important and helpful tips. If you follow them, you are bound to succeed.Thanks for the useful information. We are expecting more.

  18. If I was asked to rate this article, I would give 100 out of 100. This is a very focused, simple and accurate article for the employees who think that the company might be considering washing their hands of them. I really liked this article and it motivated me a lot. Thanks to the writer, for analyzing the situation in depth and writing such a great article.

  19. Nice article. I am a fan of your website for always publishing very informative and useful articles which help us in our professional life.
    Thanks Rozee.PK

  20. A good and focused article as it contains very simple but effective tips to becoming a more productive resource in the company.

  21. It is worthy article and definitely beneficial for one wanting to excel in ones job. I liked it very much and it motivated me a lot. The article has certainly increased my morale and has influenced me to focus more properly towards my job responsibilities. I would like to share something, “If you are a hard worker, then you are a blessed one.”

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