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proving your worth without irritating coworkers

Maintaining success on the job often depends on your ability to prove your worth. However, it’s important to prove that you’re a valuable asset to the company without irritating your coworkers or looking like a suck-up.  Here are four ways that you can accomplish this goal:

Outline your  plans, and discuss them with your supervisor

Create outlines of what you want to accomplish each week and month for the next 90 days. Then, schedule a few minutes to run your plans by your manager. This not only makes you seem responsible and organized, but also ensures that if your goals are too light or too aggressive, you find out about it sooner rather than later.

Identify a “reach” project that ties in with a skill you’re developing

One secret to shining in the workplace is going above and beyond without making a lot of noise about it. A great way to do this is to identify a problem you could help resolve that’s not exactly a requirement of your core responsibilities in your position, but which really highlights your talents and teaches you a new skill. In the process of working on this project, you’ll be showing your company you’re willing to work hard and develop yourself.

Ask questions instead of offering direct opinions

When you come across a system that you think could run more efficiently, for example, ask “why do you follow this procedure?” rather than simply stating “this is a really inefficient procedure.” The answers to your question might show that your snap judgment was wrong and save you from looking silly.

Include anyone whose opinion might matter

When sending emails, always cc anyone who might have something to say about a project you’re working on or a decision you’re making. Leaving the wrong person off an email could harm your reputation.

Proving your worth in the workplace is all about utilizing your skills and collaborating with others. Contact Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters to learn more about maintaining success on the job in the supply chain industry.

Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson was born and raised in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York. For 10 years, Don managed Operations and Supply Chain departments for consumer products companies. He then turned his attention to supply chain recruiting and for the past 27 years, has specialized in recruiting and placing supply chain executives throughout North America. Don is certified by the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was a Partner at Hunt Ltd., and more recently was the Founder and Managing Partner of LogiPros LLC, a logistics recruiting firm. Don is a regular contributor of topical human resource articles for DC Velocity magazine, the CSCMP Supply Chain Comment, and The WERCSheet, published by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is Past President of the NY/NJ/CT chapter of WERC

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