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Gaining Workplace Recognition

Gaining Workplace Recognition

Today’s global environment is highly competitive and employee’s productivity is very important for the success of every company. Many organizations have realized that human capital is the key asset and the most efficient employee most times, gets the most attention, accolades and sometime assurance of job security.

There are many reasons why you may find yourself struggling to be productive at work, stress, time pressure, distractions, poor attitude, changing workplaces and policies, etc. Regardless, increasing productivity in the workplace is vital in today’s competitive career space and the employee who performs best gets all the attention.

Human productivity cannot be compared to robots or machines but then, some qualities are necessary to measure workplace productivity.

Performance

Employee performance always speak for itself. Not only is good performance with little supervision excellent but also willingness to take up additional responsibilities. Working with little or no supervision and direction to complete tasks is a high indicator of efficiency.

Efficiency

Efficiency in the workplace is defined by the work or tasks completed in a single workday by a single employee, or by the work completed by a team in a given time period. Lack of efficiency may stems poor esteem and dissatisfaction at work. When workplace efficiency is maximized, it means jobs are completed in less time with minimal mistakes. To ensure quality of output, engaging employees to generate focus and meaning out of tasks is an important factor to take into account.

Reliability

What could be more irritating than an employee who does not follow instructions? He either is not as serious as necessary or pays less attention to instructions. Either way, mistakes, faulty products unhappy and disappointed clients are the results. Following instructions shows that the employee takes his responsibilities seriously and is capable of shouldering additional responsibility. Reliability also means showing up for work on time, informing the concerned authorities when he cannot make it, and keeping to deadlines.

 Hardwork

Nothing can replace the significance of hard work. Some people work hard for a few years and then lose pace. In addition, people who are particular about working only from 9 to 5 even when urgent projects need to be completed cannot be considered as as hardworking as one who is willing to put in extra time and effort. The basis of an effective organization lies in how capable it is of hiring result-oriented and industrious workers who execute plans and strategies.

Marketable

Marketability is simply being presentable to clients. The ability to represent your business in a way that conveys a good impression of it to the client. Therefore, in addition to being well groomed, he should be professional and have a favorable personality, keep their knowledge updated with the current industry trends and anything concerning the company be it newsletters, advertisements, press coverage etc. This shows their interest and dedication towards the company even though their business position does not necessarily ask for it.

Network and relationship

A trait characteristic of efficient employees is their positive attitude towards their colleagues. They are cordial in maintaining healthy work relations with their team members. They are confident about their capabilities and help other team members to improve themselves.

Professional Development

Employees who always look to develop themselves professionally by working towards improving themselves actively participate in career development programs and keep up on the current industry trends. This pays off and helps them progress in their career; contribute better towards the meeting employer’s objective. They are always concerned about the company’s performance and offer ideas to improve the same.

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7 Comments
  • Hannah
    Posted at 19:30h, 02 May Reply

    Whoa!…I was blessed by this article. Nice piece.

  • Nwobi Thelma
    Posted at 20:41h, 02 May Reply

    Great article! Really helpful

  • Adeola T. Owosho
    Posted at 02:09h, 03 May Reply

    This is a very nice piece Biodun. The importance of Human capital to the workforce today cant be overemphasized. However the ‘quality’ of human capital in this system of things has taken a new face and we, as part of this of this force have to constantly shift our paradigm and dance to the tune of the requirements if we ever want to receive accolades. Only the ‘best man’ usually wins.

    While i agree with you that performance, efficiency and hard work are essential qualities, the last 2 qualities in this post captured my attention. Firstly, I believe its always been about relationships and it always will be. The quality of networks and relationships we build will always open unique doors for us and get us a significant amount of accolades. Just like Templar portrayed in his book ‘The rules of work’, getting quality attention in the workplace is always about ‘walking the talk’, blending in, understanding corporate culture and social protocols, cultivating diplomacy and ultimately KNOWING THE SYSTEM AND ‘MILKING’ IT.

    I also agree with ‘Professional development’. It is no longer uncommon knowledge that what employers desire these days are ‘intrapreneurs’. I learnt this during a corporate leadership laboratory organised by Utiva. We were made to understand that in order to succeed in today’s workforce, we need to start treating our jobs like our business. We need to be business development, we need to be HR, we need to be sales and marketing…basically, we need to always pitch our ideas to management about areas of concern in the company. This, no doubt will get our efforts noticed and we’d receive beautiful accolades and ultimately, Assurance!

  • George Ndih
    Posted at 07:45h, 06 May Reply

    how do you help those with 2:2 and below it sometimes seems as if TalentMine is for only 2:1 and above students

  • Kalejaiye Anu
    Posted at 10:41h, 09 May Reply

    Wow good work Biodun,this is an inspiringI piece

  • ezinne
    Posted at 20:57h, 15 May Reply

    Nice piece, thanks.

  • Nwagu divinefavour
    Posted at 15:15h, 16 May Reply

    thanks Biodun for this inspiring article.

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