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Between crazy bosses and creepy coworkers, it's a wonder you get any work done at all. Here's a little help.
You Will Need
- Problem-solving abilities
- Revenue-producing capabilities
- Pleasant personality
Be vocal about your commitment to your place of employment. Eighty-five percent of CEOs surveyed ranked loyalty as the employee trait they most admired.
Make your boss' life easier
Make your boss' life easier. Complete tasks reliably; anticipate their needs; be a self-starter; consistently exceed expectations.
Save the company money
If your job is to make the company money, step up your efforts. If you're not in a revenue-producing position, find ways to save the company money.
Be a team player
Be a pleasure to work with. Being liked and respected by your colleagues is almost as important as having the boss' approval.
Go with the flow
Be flexible. Employees who can adapt to change are not only considered more valuable, but have a better chance of surviving a reorganization.
Be someone you'd want to keep
Be the kind of employee you'd want to retain in a downturn. What's more sensible than that?