How to Shine and Become Indispensable to Your Organization

Some people shine by their contribution to their organization, so much so that no one can imagine the organization without them; in a sense, they’ve become indispensable to their organization.

Of course, strong organizations can survive the departure of even its best staff members. However, some departures are harder to recover from than others; some members have made such a massive contribution to their organization that they’re difficult to replace. And sometimes, the organization needs more than one person to replace them.

Why wouldn’t you be one of these people for your organization? You’re there anyway, occupying space in the office and investing your precious time. Therefore, why not become a person who shines by your contribution? Why not become an indispensable player?

If you’re up to the challenge, here are a few ideas that can help you.

Bet on Your Strengths

Put yourself in the best position to succeed by leveraging your strengths for all they’re worth.

If you hope to shine because of the quality of your work, you must choose the right field of work for you: the field that places you in your area of strengths. Otherwise, you’ll struggle to stand out for your work. Most likely, you’ll stand out because, despite your best efforts, you can’t keep up.

When you combine your strengths and skills with a strong work ethic, you have no choice but to shine.

If your job demands that you spend most of your time working on activities that force you to lead with your weaknesses, you’re misplaced and expandable. For example, if you work as a journalist but can’t put two sentences together, you’re in trouble. It’s time to change positions.

Make Things Happens

If you want to become indispensable to your organization, you must develop the reputation of a go-getter: someone who makes things happen.

How do you build that reputation? By making things happen. You build that reputation over time, block by block when you make it your habit to over-deliver in the day-to-day.

The leaders of the organization must know that they can count on you to get the job done—well. You want to get such a strong reputation that you’re the first person who comes to mind when the leaders have a tough assignment they need someone to handle. You become the obvious choice for important duties—and you earn the respect your colleagues.

Foster Healthy Relationships With Colleagues

Organizations are groups of people working together. The interactions between the members play an important role in the life of the organization. Toxic relationships create a toxic organization; healthy relationships, a healthy one.

That’s not to say that in a healthy work environment, members agree on everything and there are no conflicts. However, conflicts and disagreements are dealt with promptly and constructive.

To become indispensable to your organization, you must foster healthy relationships with your colleagues. You can’t act as the black sheep of the place and expect to become indispensable. If anything, the organization will want to get rid of you ASAP.

Cultivate a positive attitude and seek to have positive interactions with your colleagues. If you become a source of positivity in your workplace, you’ll certainly shine.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.