Success for the Workplace

Posted by admin on May 14, 2013 3:23:55 PM

You can strive to be successful in the workplace at all stages in your career. Why not start now? Trust us, it's not as daunting as it seems! Here are a few tips for being successful in the workplace:

tips for success in the workplace

Set goals

In order to measure success, you have to have goals established. If you're new to setting goals in the workplace, start small. Create a daily task list and cross each item off your list once it's completed. For your professional development, talk with your manager about setting goals based on your strengths - and weaknesses -, whether they're based on meeting numbers or completing projects. Review your progress regularly. 

Exude positivity

The right attitude will help set you up to be successful. Like in Peter Pan, thinking happy thoughts will lift you to the air. In real life, though, a positive, "can do" attitude will allow you to put your mind to completing your goals. If you look at a task and think, "Hm, yeah, this can't be done," you're only setting yourself up a setback. Instead, challenge yourself to figure out a solution to complete the task. 

Manage time

Time management is key for being productive at work, which in turn is key for being successful at work. If you manage your time efficiently, you'll complete your goals more efficiently. Eliminate or limit productivity-killers like browsing the internet and a messy desk. Schedule your tasks for the day and stick to this schedule. Set certain times for checking your email. These tips will help you focus on the project at hand. 

Dress the part

Create a clean, polished look. Whether your office dress code is business professional or more casual, you'd be surprised at the details people notice about your clothing. Keep suits looking fresh, have your pants tailored to the proper length and your hair is neat.

Don't be afraid to ask for help

Believe it or not, people want you to succeed. Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you've set a goal for yourself and there's one step you're unsure of, ask for help. Not only will you get your answer quicker, you'll also learn a thing or two to keep in back pocket when a similar issue arises.  Bonus - asking for help shows that you're resourceful and intent on getting the job done. 

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