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PEOPLE TALENT BUILDS BUSINESS SUCCESS - ERIO is dedicated to helping people engage their careers to achieve personal career growth, build credible work characters and become their organisation’s ...

PEOPLE TALENT BUILDS BUSINESS SUCCESS - ERIO is dedicated to helping people engage their careers to achieve personal career growth, build credible work characters and become their organisation’s talent of choice.

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    • Become more relevant in your current work environment. www.erio.com.au
    • Why worry about being relevant at work? Being relevant and an employee of choice leads to a credible career profile and gives you a better chance of being paid at the top end in your job compared to market peers. “The greatest challenge we have as we become successful in our careers is not to rest on our laurels, never feel like we’ve done it” We succeed in our careers by being relevant to the organisations we work for. They expect value from us, co-workers expect collaboration and management expects to see productivity, care and diligence in us managing our daily work activities. Staying relevant and becoming the talent of choice in an organisation takes effort and it must be front of mind every day. Dedicate 30 minutes every week and review the points below; you will gain personal career insights and be able to see what adjustments you need to make to be that employee of choice.
    • 1. Have Relevant Business Conversations People that lead conversations that are in the present and address the reality of the situation have a significant influence on business decision making and get included in shaping the future. Have you sat in a meeting listing to a conversation and thinking “How is this relevant to what we are doing?” Many people just talk for the sake of talking and don’t realise that their discussion is not relevant at that point. Being one of those people just exposes you to co-workers seeing you as disconnected from reality. And if you have non-relevant discussions with senior people, you are eroding your credibility and chances of growth. Listen to your own conversations. Are they relevant to the business or are you just talking for the sake of talking?
    • 2. Demonstrate Collaboration Don’t become a ‘hostage of yourself’. So many people get caught up in their own activities and ego’s. There is nothing wrong with having and ego and driving hard at your own delivery, but doing so to the detriment of your co-workers will eventually shun you out form the organisation. How many times have you heard people say: “What a talented person, but he/she is just not a team player”. I‘ve heard it many times and I‘ve seen many people lose credibility and position relevance by becoming their own hostages.
    • 3. Work on the Right Things There is nothing quite as useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all. Many people fall into this trap, really working hard, delivering a piece of work just to hear that they are an average or poor performer. Make sure you only work on the right things and delete those activities that don’t add value from your mind, activity list and certainly don’t delegate them; you just set yourself and your team up for failure. Becoming irrelevant has a lot to do with finding more effective ways to do inefficient things.
    • 4. Demonstrate Commercial Awareness For a business to succeed in the long run, it has no option but to remain a profitable going concern. Show that you care about every dollar in the business, make it your business to stamp out unnecessary spend and always ensure you consider a better return on the money you spend. Demonstrating commercial awareness is certainly an ‘eye catcher’ and senior leaders give a lot of respect to those that show they care about the business being profitable.
    • 5. Demonstrate Reliability Reliability is about who you are and not what you do. Being reliable is being able to constantly perform at the right level and being able to function under unexpected challenges. It’s about being level headed, in touch with reality and always being able to lend a helping hand without being asked to help. It means you do what you said you would do, delivering on your promises. Reliability also extends to people experiencing your conversations as being mindful, accurate and without a hidden agenda. Senior people will never consider promoting a unreliable person.
    • 6. Demonstrate Endurance during Tough Times Only those committed to pulling through in tough times and working through unchartered waters will thrive, grow stronger and be more relevant than ever. No business is without tough challenges and giving up mid-way and not seeing through the tough jobs exposes you as a possible weak employee. Work through the challenge at hand, tackle tough things ‘head on’ and keep your emotions intact. Don’t panic, seek advice, and show that you are in control and capable of dealing with the situation. Be especially cognisant of those tough challenges where all levels in the organisation are involved; the exposure of people with low endurance is so much more visible.
    • 7. Demonstrate Good Judgement The more you use a particular approach for making sense of things, the more things seem to fit your approach. Good judgement comes to those that are true to themselves, in touch with reality and who know the business well. Making a few poor judgement calls erodes whatever credibility you have and in many cases have led to people being fired. It’s best to seek further context if you aren’t sure about a judgement call on something important. You will gain a lot more peer respect by asking for help during a complex judgement call and making the right judgement than being over proud of your ego and getting the judgement call wrong.
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