Standing Out in the Workplace – Tokunbo Fasoro

We have a lot of universities churning out graduates every year, the numbers of universities are increasing, the first class and second class upper recipients are increasing and employers are downsizing due to the economic situation in the country. These days, if they were to keep one person, or there is an opportunity for only a few people out of the whole group, what makes you stand out from the crowd? What makes you different or better than the other employees? Why should the organization keep you?

Here are a few qualities you need to possess to stand out in workplace;

  1. Integrity:The organization should be able to trust you, believing that you will not exploit the organization. They should know you as possessing high moral standards.
  2. Being Responsible: When you feel personally responsible for her job performance, you get to work early, practice proper time management and meet your deadlines.
  3. Excellence: Most employees do not pay attention to quality and excellence, but employees with strong work ethics care about the quality of their work. They do their best to constantly produce a great piece of work. If all employees can work excellently, the organization’s productivity will improve.
  4. Discipline and Dedication: A disciplined employee stays focused on his goals and he is determined to meet his targets. They show a high level of dedication and this sets them apart in the workplace.
  5. Team working ability: Even the lone ranger had a horse; no man can live in isolation. An employee with a high sense of teamwork helps a team meet its goals and deliver quality work. Avoid using the word “I” as much as possible, stick to the “We” word and act it.
  6. Professionalism: Being professional involves everything, from how you dress to how you speak and comport yourself in the workplace. You are addressed the way you dress, the way you carry yourself and what you say.
  7. Accountability: Take responsibility for your actions. Avoid shifting blames, but accept the consequences for your own actions. You should learn to admit your mistakes and use them as learning experiences.
  8. Reliability: Being able to keep promises;people should be able to bank on your words. They should trust that if no one comes through on a promise, you will. That is an excellent skill to possess not only in the work place, but every single place you find yourself.

We trust that our BIE readers will work at standing out in their organizations.

Thank you for reading. Please share if you have been inspired.

Tokunbo Fasoro
Bi Empowerment team.


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