101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work: Pull Your Own Weight

Did you ever work with a slacker—someone who hides when there is work to be done? Have you ever been frustrated waiting for a team member to finish her part of a project so you can do your part? Neither of these types of coworkers makes for pleasant work relations.

Always pull your own weight by completing your duties as efficiently and accurately as possible. Plan carefully and perform consistently. Do what you are supposed to do when you are required to do it. Work quickly and efficiently; show up on time every day. Avoid procrastination. Decide what needs to be done and volunteer to do it.

When you are working as part of a team, make sure you accomplish what is required of you or assigned to you. Meet your deadlines; do not hold team members back when they need your part of the project to finish theirs. When work is divided among employees, do your fair share. Do not rely on other people to contribute time or come up with missing materials that you failed to provide in the first place. Eliminate excuses and avoid waiting and hoping for someone else to do the work. Make team members look competent and support them when they need help. When each individual group member is successful, the entire group succeeds.

101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work. 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work, ISBN: 9781435454323 Prepared for jhale@cba.ua.edu, Joanne Hale © 2011 Safari Books Online, LLC. This download file is made available for personal use only and is subject to the Terms of Service. Any other use requires prior written consent from the copyright owner. Unauthorized use, reproduction and/or distribution are strictly prohibited and violate applicable laws. All rights reserved.

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