News 18/03/2020 by "Elin Gill"

How to Make Yourself Indispensable Within Your Organisation

Whether you’ve just started a new job or you’ve been in your existing one for some time, there is nothing quite like the feeling of being indispensable within your organisation. It’s great for your company, and it goes a long way in boosting your confidence and overall enjoyment at work. 

But how does one become indispensable? We’re glad you asked. 

7 Tips to Become Indispensable in Your Workplace

Being an indispensable member requires making a great name for yourself; communicating to those around you that you have the attributes of a successful person. Now while that may sound a little “look at me”, it’s actually more about demonstrating positive qualities, consistently, that highlight what you bring to the team. And this does involve a conscious effort to be seen. 

1. Help others without expectation

Being selfless at work goes a long way. Think of those in your office that are generous with their time. These are usually people you would miss if they were to leave. Make a habit of helping others where you can, without expecting anything in return. Position yourself as the person that people can call on if they’re in need. 

2. Raise the bar

Dedicate yourself to holding high standards. Set out to always achieve above what is expected, showing that your work ethic and output is a cut above the rest. This doesn’t necessarily mean working extra hours. It could be adding extra considerations to your work, thinking of how you can add more value, rather than just doing the basic standard that is expected in your role. These extra stretches stand out. 

3. Do what you say you will 

If you make a commitment to do something or be somewhere, make sure you follow through. Become known as the person who always shows up and does what you’ve committed yourself to. This speaks volumes about your character and lets the company know that you can be counted on.

4. Be open and adaptable

Things can change quickly within a workplace, and those who don’t embrace change can make it tough on the company. Learn to roll with the punches and demonstrate your malleability and willingness to adapt to change. This positions you as a person that the company can trust to get on with the job, no matter what’s going on. 

5. Work hard and go the extra mile

As well as holding high standards, people who are indispensable usually expand their role by going beyond their scope. This could mean offering to take on work that is not within your daily tasks or offering to hold a training session based on the topics which you often find yourself helping others with. Spot a gap that you could fill and go forth to add value to it. 

6. Stay positive

Workplaces come with a whole crazy mix of dynamics, and this can be draining on staff. Staying positive at all times, and being conscious of spreading your optimism can do big things for keeping the office vibe high and happy. This simple act makes people a magnet and quickly shows those in leadership that you are someone whos energy the office needs to stay upbeat. 

7. Consider everyone as equal

Considering everyone within your organisation as equal helps to shift your mindset where those in higher roles are more accessible, and those in more junior roles are seen as people to help bring to their full of potential. This removes any fear to become friendly with senior staff, and it helps you to see everyone in your office as someone you can add value to. 

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For more tips on how to get ahead in your workplace, check out our blog. If you’re looking for a change, our Job Seekers page has loads of helpful resources, or you can give us a call directly to discuss where you can be your best indispensable self.