7 tips for improving your worth in the workplace

Pursuing ongoing training and setting professional goals are crucial, of course, but consider these other, more nuanced ways to enhance your value to current and prospective employers.

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Proving your workplace worth

Do you want to increase your value as an employee?

Sure you do.

Try these seven tactics to achieve your workplace goals and become a greater asset to your organization:

1. Get out of your comfort zone.

When you can show your employer that you’re willing and able to take on new tasks, it will increase your workplace value.

It’s OK to admit that you don’t know everything, but never let a perceived lack of knowledge hold you back. When you get accustomed to doing the same things day after day, you lapse into patterns of boredom and complacency.

One easy and practical thing you can do to move beyond your usual boundaries is to look for opportunities to take on new duties or try unfamiliar things.

Example: Your workplace is creating a team of seasoned employees to support new workers in their onboarding—and you’re voluntarily joining the pack.

The ways to get out of your comfort zone boil down to doing things valuable to your employer and this way to increase your value at work.

2. Be receptive to feedback.

We all love hearing positive feedback, but what about negative comments?

You must be equally receptive to both. Continuous self-improvement proves you care about your career—and your colleagues.

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