Become A Problem Solver

The past two days we have looked at five important attributes that great employees possess:

1. Ethical Standards

2. Punctuality

3. Paying attention

4. Learning to do your job well

5. Being organized

Each of the attributes that we have looked at and are going to look at are important.  Employers desire employees that possess them all and more.

The first quality we are going to look at today may be one that you do not often think of as important as an employee, but your employer will be impressed and thankful if you do.

1. Respect your employers resources:  Whether you work for a large corporation or a solo business person, their resources are highly important to them.

Most employees  rarely think about the waste of office supplies, food supplies in a restaurant, or products in a retail store. They do not pay the bills and it does not affect their paycheck.

As an employee if you take the stance that the business is yours you will see things quite differently.  Every paperclip will have value.  By valuing what your employer values, which is every dollar, you will have more value to your employer.

Not only will you have more value to your employer, but you will feel good about taking better care of the business overall.

2. Be a part of solutions:  Employers appreciate when employees want to address problems or see things that can be done better and offer solutions.  Far too often employers only hear complaints without offered solutions.

The best way to approach an employer if you do have a solution to a problem or issue is to put it in writing.  Explain what you see, what you think might be a possible solution and why.  Ask for a time to talk to your employer to so you can present your solution.

Employees who are actively looking for ways to make the business run better, more efficiently, raise revenue, and increase customer satisfaction are an employer’s dream employee.

If you want to be a great employee find solutions to improve your workplace and care about your employer’s bottom line.


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