In business there are two important rules that can give you more value in the eyes of the top brass in your team, department, office, or organization. Rule number one, make your boss look good. Rule number two, do not forget rule number one. Funny as a joke, these core rules could actually be very useful in your career path.
So if you think that your life can be easier, you may want to know what is in your boss's mind and know exactly what he wants.
1. Complete the job
If you can be honest, your boss does not really care how busy you are. Busy is a relative measure to everyone. It's important for you to consistently achieve your daily, weekly or monthly targets. The reality in the world of work, results are paramount—so make sure you get them every day. You do not have to look busy all the time and every time to get your boss's attention. Show the best work for each job, so even if you look relaxed, your boss knows that your job is definitely done well.
How to make it happen: Clear thinking and focus on your priorities. Do not waste time on things that are not important—work must be done first. Create a mindset that once this work is done you can be more relaxed.
2. Be responsible
Being responsible means doing what you've promised. It will not be a difficult thing if you know what you have to promise at the beginning. That means you must know your own ability to not promise something that does not fit your abilities-higher or lower than you can.
How to make it happen: Be aware of your own abilities and keep it just a promise that you have created. That is all.
3. Do extra work
Need something that will amplify yourself? Do more than what is in your job description and position. Yes, taking some extra work is a step that can make you so special in the eyes of your boss and has a great reputation. But you have to remember by doing more work, you will spend more time and effort to work.
How to achieve this: Find a way to provide more value to help your teammates finish the job. Make sure the job you take over is a job you also mastered in order to show your quality if done instead of vice versa.
4. Reduce your ego
You do not have to be right and you do not always have to be able to do things your way. Your success is closely related to the success of your team, and vice versa. Maintain good relationships with your partners by respecting each other's opinions and being polite.
How to make it happen: Recognize the "battlefield" and accept that there is always the possibility of settlement that is better than your way. It's not impossible that there could be a more effective way and this shows your facilitation to team work.
5. Gossip: avoid or leave it!
Nothing is faster scattered at work than gossip. Unfortunately, most of us are not paid for gossip, satire, office politics, oblique news, or rumors. If you want to be different, focus on the job assignment that is the reason you are being paid and do not get involved in gossip matters in the office.
How to make it happen: Refuse to engage in office gossip. Tell your coworkers that you are not interested.
6. Give solutions
You may have heard, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. In fact, the only reason your boss listens to complaints, problems and bad news is if you also have solutions to the complaint or can help assess the situation.
How to make it happen: Do not come up with the solution of the problem without thinking about it earlier. At the very least, be prepared to offer some suggestions to fix the problem. How you frame a problem will be key. Offering a solution will show that you have thought of the situation, and your idea can result in a better solution.
7. Show respect
Respect and kindness will not hurt anyone. Not only will you need to show respect to your boss but also your colleagues, company policies, procedures, and organizations. They trust you—that's why you're hired—and there's no better way to remind your boss that you're the right person by respecting those around you.
How to make it happen: Recognize and realize that everyone has an opinion and need to be heard. No one is always dazzling with brilliant ideas, listen to your peers to generate as many bright ideas as possible. When you respect others, others will also respect you.