How to Add Value to Your Employer

An employer-employee relationship thrives when it is the equivalent of a win-win dynamic.  Meaning both parties are benefiting, happy, and feel they are getting a good “deal.”

In larger companies, it’s not uncommon to find employees that take their employer for granted. You might also find leaders who dismiss the significance of their team members.  However, if you choose to utilize the small business mentality, where every person counts, makes a difference and a contribution to the bottom line, everyone wins.

When both employee and employer are seeking to add value to the company, you’ll find more satisfied employees, better customer service, more strategic and independent thinking, and in the end, more profit to everyone involved.

Think about how you can add value to your employer, whether you are an entry-level, mid-level employee, manager, or executive. All positions create value, and the more value we add to the company, the greater chance we have of increasing our worth. Bottom line, that means more promotions, more money earned, and increased job security.

Remember, companies need to profit to survive. They need people on their team who aren’t adopting a “What can I take from my company?” mentality.  Instead find new ways to give and add value for the overall benefit to everyone.

When people work together and utilize the win-win dynamic everyone thrives. Ask yourself what more can I do for my company? When you ask this question it takes the focus off of you and your own personal gains, and instead looks to how you can contribute to the company as a whole.

To add value, think critically and independently, share your ideas, look for ways to cut costs, increase sales, and improve overall customer/client satisfaction.

3 Ways to Increase Your Worth at Work

Whether you are looking for a raise, want to get a promotion, or just want to showcase your value at your place of work, follow these tips to skyrocket your worth.

1. Add to your company’s bottom line.  Many employees forget that the companies they work for are in business for a profit. Some employees even get vengeful about their companies bottom line, but if you want to move ahead see what you can do to make a difference and increase profit margins. Find ways to cut expenses, add more sales, or use less office supplies and see your worth escalate with your company.

2. Do your part in being a team player.  Nothing smells more like success than being a team player. Managers and executives love employees that can work together, build camaraderie and help motivate other individuals on the team. Elevate your worth and show your full potential by standing out as a team player and a leader.

3. Look out for your company.  Drop any entitlement issues towards being an employee and find gratitude for your employer. It’s a two way street here and the more you can offer up to your employer, the more they are going to look out for you.  Find ways to make your company look good, and it’ll look good on you.