Responsibility and accountability: these are the top two things every employee should embrace to be successful in their roles.
But there is also one more (possibly bigger) thing every employee needs to bring with them to work every day: Engagement.
No, not that kind of engagement—no shiny rings required here! The kind of engagement we’re talking about has to do with something else entirely: Attitude.
You might not realize this, but an office is the best place to people watch. Why do I say this? Because employees are constantly watching, evaluating, and comparing themselves to other employees and measuring mentally how they stack up against them. They think:
Am I blending in? Am I standing out too much and drawing too much attention to myself? Are my work habits in line with the company’s vision and mission, or do I need to realign myself?
These are all great questions to ask, and they all have to do with one simple word: Engagement. This is all about how you show up every day and play your part for the benefit of everyone else.
Here are 5 important questions to ask yourself if you are experiencing doubt or uncertainty in your position:
- Have I done my best to make sure I have completed my tasks? If you’re leaving your projects half finished, or are procrastinating starting them, then you need to figure out why your commitment level has dropped.
- Have I grown bored with this