Taking on More Responsibility at Work:How and Why

January 8th, 2015

As an employee, you should put in as much effort as possible. One of the ways you can do this is to take on more responsibility at work. This will not only help your company function better, it also will increase your chances of promotion. 

Ask Your Supervisor If She/He Needs Help. 

Regardless of what you have going on in your workday; always make time to ask your supervisor if he or she needs help. This will let your supervisor know that you are being proactive and will always make time for him/her in case any delegation needs to be done. It also establishes you as a reliable worker who can be counted on to step up to an immediate need. 

Take Initiative and Suggest New Tasks. 

If you take initiative and suggest new tasks, you will be improving your company and role as much as possible. You might even find solutions that you would have previously not been able to come to if you just sat back and idly took direction. 

Find Ways to Help Other People. 

If you finish your work early, find ways to help other people in your office. By doing this, you are expanding your network of people and projects and will be able to work on projects that you wouldn’t have necessarily been able to otherwise. You will also be helping other people out, which means that you will have a network of coworkers who will be willing to help you the next time you are overwhelmed by work. 

Say “Yes” Whenever Possible. 

If you have the time to do so, it’s a good idea to say “yes” whenever possible. This builds positive work relationships, enhances the work environment, and creates purpose. Your coworkers will come to find that they can depend on you and will enjoy collaborating with you that much more. 

If you need help finding a job where you can take on more responsibility, contact Olympic Staffing. We will assess your unique strengths and skills and help match you up with a job that is a good fit for you.


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