Understand what is expected. Get the right feedback. Find realistic ways to get the job done.
If you want to deliver what your company needs most from you, you need to know what their priorities are. It is important to build influence, and you need to spend time learning what you can do to improve your performance. Continue reading to learn how you can deliver best to your company.
"Find out how you can deliver what the company needs, and learn the changes you might need to make."
Evaluate Your Role and What You Bring to the Job
First, you need to understand what your role is and what assets you bring to your position. Consider what skills you can develop so that you can do a better job and increase your influence. You should also determine whether you are in the best place to have the greatest impact.
It is important to know your company’s goals and mission statement so that you can deliver what they need. When you assess yourself, be as objective as possible. When you think of what you have to offer, consider whether you are using it to its full potential and whether it improves how you do your job.
Meet with Your Manager to Find Out How You Can Improve
Once you do your own self-evaluation, you can meet with your manager for further feedback. Find out how you can deliver what the company needs, and learn the changes you might need to make. See if there are any trainings or other skill developments that you can participate in to improve yourself for the company.
The key is to stay open-minded and resist taking constructive criticism personally. If you truly want to deliver for your company, you should welcome any advice, feedback, or suggestions for improvement.
Show Everyone That You Have Changed
As you make the changes to your work habits and style, make sure that other people see it. You don’t want to tell them, but you can let them know through your actions. Make sure that you sell your value by bringing insights to meetings and participating whenever you can. Challenge yourself to help others improve without sounding condescending or overly confident.