You will be amazed to know that the third important aspect is none other than the “people” working in the organization. Yes! We are talking about your very own colleagues!
It appears very difficult to digest, but the people around you are the ones responsible for propelling your career growth. Let us see how they can make the difference:
People types: When you work in an organization, you are likely to interact with a number of people within the organization in order to complete your work. You will find that the nature of each and every individual is different. Some would be ready to come forward and make friends with you. There would be others who would be kind of neutral to your approach. They would keep themselves limited to the work based interaction. The third ones are the most difficult, who would avoid interacting with you. If you scan your colleagues you would be able to classify them under the three categories based on the first interaction you had with them.
Team play: The whole crux of the third aspect to career growth lies in the way you gel with your colleagues. If you are a loner and tend to achieve results by being a work-alcoholic, you can forget about career growth. On the other hand, if you mix well with your colleagues and become a team player, your career will grow by leap and bounds.
Crack the hard nuts: The people, who show their indifference, are either doing it because of their own weakness or by virtue of the high chair they are sitting on. You only have to find their weakness (every individual has it) and help him tide over it. The weakness can be personal, on the family front, or in the skill level. By helping him out at the personal level outside the industry or supporting him in getting the job done within the plant, will help you win over him. This is a time tested technique that can make the toughest nuts crack.
Get noticed: The management is going to take notice from the moment you start getting along well with your colleagues. This would be visible from the support that you garner in the meetings and how quickly you are able to get your work done from other departments. The team-player characteristic that you display is recognized by the management as an important leadership quality.
Leverage the characteristic: If you have a typical skill set like excellence in making presentations, your colleagues are going to seek your help. While agreeing to help, you can get your long stuck up work done through him as an exchange favour. This catapults you to greater heights within the organization where the colleagues now start depending on you.
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