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Tips on how to build a positive reputation within your business

about 2 months ago by Daniel Stargatt
How to make a positive impact in your business

In this article we look at key areas which will help you stand out from the crowd, build a great reputation within your business and become more effective and efficient in the work place. They may seem obvious but you’ll be surprised how many people don’t follow these simple steps.

Being loud doesn’t mean you will be heard

Well in fact it does, but it doesn’t actually get you what you want the majority of the time. Shouting louder than your colleagues can often make you and your approach look and feel aggressive. This can quickly isolate you from your colleagues and more importantly key stakeholders within the business. 

If you have something to say then it’s important that you say it in a constructive manner, which is backed up with solutions. This will hold far more weight with your peers and seniors and will help build a good reputation.  

Sharing knowledge

Good employers and good managers champion innovation and ideas, so if you have them, share them! A business is only as good as its employees, so sharing ideas, information and knowledge is a key ingredient for a more productive, proactive and effective team. As they say, no idea is a bad idea, so make your voice heard and become a star in your business! 

If your business doesn’t offer a platform to share ideas then maybe you should take it upon yourself to ask for one. A weekly team meeting or a channel where people can share ideas or even a regular catch up with your colleagues to gather ideas that you can present to your manager.  

Work smarter not longer 

Yes we know there are times when you need to put in a longer shift to meet a deadline but it doesn’t mean that you have to do this all the time. When we say work smarter, we mean use your time more efficiently. Get help from your team and don’t be a hero and take on more work than you can handle, it will only result in poor output even though you think you are doing the right thing. 

Working long hours doesn’t mean you get more done, it just means you work slower and less effectively due to over tiredness and lack of focus. If you have hit a brick wall don’t try and smash through it, your work will suffer. Step away from your desk, recharge your batteries and then go back to what you were doing.  

If you don’t know, ask

Asking questions isn’t a weakness, it’s a sign of eagerness to learn and develop your knowledge. Asking for advice or help will only benefit you in the future, so when you come up against the same issue you will know how to deal with it. 

Put it this way, if you didn’t ask questions and your work wasn’t up to scratch because you didn’t know how, then your employer would start to get concerned about the lack of quality in your work and this isn’t a good look. So ask and get the job done.  

What next...

We are strong believers that you have complete control over your career and progression. By following the above points and working hard to learn and gain new skills nothing should get in the way of you getting to where you want to get to. 

If you have done all of the above and feel that your current employer isn't taking any notice of your progression and development then maybe it’s time to look at other opportunities? 

Check out all of our current construction jobs available or if you would like to discuss your options in more detail then get in touch with us, as we are here to help and we work with the best companies in the industry, so you won’t be short of great options to choose from. 

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