A brief reflection on how to make significant contributions to the organization.
Know where the value is
Know Where The Value Is
Find out where the value is to measure your contribution. What is important (or valuable for you) isn’t necessarily important for the organization (or their leaders or their clients). Contribute in the areas of interest of your team leader, or of your manager, and let him know the impact of your achievements. Regarding the forementioned, it isn’t recommended to improvise. What’s more, it requires you to be attentive, to research and consider the contribution’s value.
It is necessary to stand out individually, but it’s not enough. The individual contributions in the projects (or other assignments) are of high value, but it is only the minimum expected. The organization has hired a professional and expects him/her to perform as such. Climb means establishing a network of collaboration. Know who has the same interests, make a group, and make the problems of the organization your own. Then find a way to contribute.
In such occasions the impact of the job usually is significative if it was made by a group of people who provided feedback, bandwidth, other perspectives etc.
Climb refers to contributing with bigger teams than just yourself to have a larger impact.
Repeatable and Consistent
The contributions (which are of good value and have an impact) must be repeatable and consistent over time.
For example: It isn’t the same to contribute in a conversation and in one post than to contribute systematically all year. The first case contributed; the second will have impact if it is strategic to the Business, if he/she knows how to measure it, and if it spread to others and was communicated properly.
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