Whether you’re starting a new role or eyeing up a promotion, having a good reputation in the work place is crucial for ensuring your continued success. Having a good reputation will often result in being offered more interesting and challenging work and will ensure you are trusted to complete tasks autonomously.
Some of the ways you can build or improve your reputation in the workplace include:
Completing tasks when agreed (if not before), being punctual and adhering to business processes and protocols will enable colleagues and your superiors to rely on you, making it much more likely that they will trust you with new projects or greater responsibility.
Identify Your Relationship Needs
Look at your own relationship needs. Do you know what you need from others? And do you know what they need from you?
It may seem obvious but being able to demonstrate good time management and a strong work ethic is a sure fire way to build a great reputation in the work place and also highlights your commitment to the job.
Have a Positive Attitude
This is crucial. Having a positive attitude includes having an open mind to new ideas and a willingness to try new initiatives, making you more approachable to others.
Show your appreciation whenever someone helps you. Everyone, from your boss to the office cleaner, wants to feel that their work is appreciated. So, genuinely compliment the people around you when they do something well. This will open the door to great work relationships
Focus on being positive and add to your Personal learning plan. Positivity is attractive and contagious, and it will help strengthen your relationships with your colleagues. No one wants to be around someone who's negative at all the time.
Practice active listening add to your personal learning plan when you talk to your customers and colleagues. People respond to those who truly listen to what they have to say. Focus on listening more than you talk, and you'll quickly become known as someone who can be trusted.
If you think something can be done better, then let your manager know about it so that they can be aware that you are constantly evaluating your role and looking for improvements.
Having people on your side makes sense in every facet of life including the work place. Building relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders will not only make work more enjoyable, it also ensures you’re kept in mind for promotion.
Once you've developed a good reputation at work, learn how you can carry this through to your next performance appraisal with our advice.