They’d Be Lost Without Me!

“If you’d realize how important and critical I am for the company I work for, you’d realize they would be lost without me.”

Does this sound familiar?

Do you know a couple of Zorros such as this one?

The same as the image below, if the pig or piglet will go underwater, the sea-gull will surely drown.

lost without me

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It may be a bit hard, also they might have to make an extra effort because you are no longer there, but they will eventually adapt and survive without a big fuss.

I will be actually really pleased if you are the best, the most valued by you boss and the organization that pays you, but try not to fall into the trap of thinking you are irreplaceable. You would do yourself a disservice first and foremost, if you think like this.

If you wish to become a valuable member of your team, take into consideration the following:

  • Keep an open relationship with internal and external customers;
  • Actively participate in the organizational culture;
  • Your daily activity should add value to the business, not just perform tasks like a robot;
  • Adapting to new things should be part of your DNA;
  • Respect your promises. Always;
  • A correct attitude is worth more than ten things done complaining;
  • Improve something in your daily activity and highlight these benefits for the company;
  • In order to be successful, you should work a lot. A whole lot;
  • Don’t hold grudge;
  • Avoid mediocrity;
  • Don’t hide behind “it’s not in my job description” to avoid doing something more;
  • Try to learn as much as you can from your colleagues in other departments, it’s like learning to play a different instrument;
  • Never stop learning. You do it for yourself, not for the employer;
  • Don’t expect to be asked. Volunteering is always better than victimizing;
  • Plan your activities and establish priorities;
  • Create a pleasant office environment;
  • Solve issues, don’t be a weeper;
  • Fulfill your personal life’s goals, otherwise, you won’t perform at work;
  • Be fair.

No one is irreplaceable, but if you do the right things, you can make a difference in your organization and at the first opportunity you will get shortlisted for a better position.

Good luck succeeding!

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