5 tricks to ensure that you're valued at work place

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New Delhi : An employee, when appreciated for their contribution makes him/her feel motivating and productive, which in turns lead to organisational growth. Better recognition at work place motivates employees to go beyond the scheduled duty. But, most people can hardly measure their importance at the company they are associated with. For them, we had words with the experts and came up with tricks to ensure that you're valued in your organisation.

Interact with your team leader/manager

It is important to meet your manager at frequent intervals. The routine not just help to build a rapport, but also leads to conversations which can help in evaluating your performance, says Sharma. “A direct channel of communication between you and your manager can help you communicate your contributions on a regular basis,” expert says.

Be sure to stand out of the crowd

While it is essential to be innovative and creative, one must stretch and deliver to help the organisation realise its own potential, says Amit Prakash, head of human resources at Marico. “You will be valued when you help create an environment where you win and lose together. Display an institutional and owner mindset to help the company make an impact,” he says. 

Highlight your work

Be sure to highlight two main things to your manager, how you’ve contributed towards organisational growth and how you’ve achieved professional growth. “You can mention the learning of a new coding language, which you utilised in creating an app to directly benefit the organisation. Presenting these separately helps the company evaluate you objectively, especially during appraisals,” says Chhaya Sharma, team lead of human resources at Capital Float. 

Don't confine yourself to targets only

“Your success as an employee should be reflected in the fabric of your everyday attitude, ethics and technical competency. When you start showing an entrepreneurial approach in your work, your organisation will celebrate your every achievement, whether big or small,” says Deodutta Kurane, group president of human capital management at Yes Bank. 

Don't brag

It is always better to talk about your achievements and put yourself up, but you don’t have to do it at the cost of putting others down. “It is essential to give respect to earn respect. Try to talk about your achievements while at the same time exercising humility—this will ensure you don’t sound like a braggart,” says Kurane.