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.
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.
If you think something can be done better, then let your manager know so they are 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.