5 Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Work

by Steve Yakesh

Making an impact in a new company can often seem like a daunting task. New hires are working to navigate an unfamiliar culture, do the job (well), and learn everyone’s name, all while feeling the pressure to impress.

While there are many opinions on how one becomes truly irreplaceable in an organization, I have chosen the following to describe the best ways to show you’re a valuable part of the team (and someone to work to keep around).

1. Get to know your coworkers (and your boss!)

Forming genuine relationships with those you work with benefits you professionally and personally. The better people know you, the better you can show your leadership how dedicated you are to your work.

2. Do great work

Take pride in what you do and avoid shortcuts. People take notice of others who work hard to be great at what they do. Prioritize and show your company that you know how to get things done in the best way possible.

3. Keep growing

You’re never done learning. Attending events or even reading up on the industry can teach you new skills and keep you moving forward, all while showing your managers that you are committed to realizing your full potential

4. Solve problems

Rather than pointing out problems, offer solutions. Staying cool, calm, and collected in the face of big issues will earn you respect.

5. Be positive

Stay positive (even on your busiest day). Let your positivity show your coworkers how well you handle difficult situations. Leadership appreciates employees who work well under pressure and radiate positivity in the office.

For more on the best ways to show your leadership your true value, read the rest of my blog on the St. Thomas Opus Magnum blog.

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