101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work: Follow the Company Mission Statement

What the company stands for and believes in is often spelled out in a company mission statement. The mission can be a few words in a slogan or several pages of detailed principles that all employees are expected to follow.

Do you know your company’s mission statement? Most companies have one. If your company does, the mission represents your company’s ideals. It is the code by which the company operates.

Consider what the mission statement says about the company’s values and ethics. How can you, in your day-to-day duties and responsibilities, support and perpetuate the values implied in the mission statement? Do your personal values align with these company values? If not, it will be difficult for you to support that mission.

If your company does not have a mission statement, suggest that employees brainstorm ideas and create one.

Learning about your boss’s goals, background, and work habits positions you to form a better working relationship and assist the boss in meeting his goals. This knowledge will also help you anticipate the boss’s needs. Understanding his management style and work habits lets you determine the boss’s preferences when it comes to performing tasks. Knowing as much as possible about your company’s products and services will allow you to better serve customers and complete your tasks efficiently.

Go to work every day on time. Perform your job efficiently in accordance with the boss’s and company’s goals. When you need help, ask. When you need answers, find out where to get them.

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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