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Have you ever heard that someone, maybe a colleague or a friend, was promoted or fired over issues surrounding being valuable? Or better still, have you heard about adding value to your company. The biggest asset of any company is a valuable employee. Companies don’t joke with employees who keep increasing their stakes as a company. The top leading businesses love to employ workers who are bringing value to the table. You might ask yourself, how can I be of value to my company? If you aren’t adding value, you are not going to get promoted or retained in no time. Valuable employees are problem solvers and innovative. In this article, I discuss how you can add value to your company, earn the respect of your boss and get rewarded for it.
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  • Know What The Company Is All About

The first step towards adding value to your company is by understanding what the company is all about and what it wants to achieve. It is about knowing the company’s product, services, goals, visions, and aspirations. By knowing what the company wants, its products, and services, you can know where to come in and increase existing success.
  • Identify Pressing Problems And Fix It

Every business has one problem or the other. However, a person of value who wants to bring value goes the extra mile of discovering the problems perturbing the company and offering solutions to them. Conversely, employees who are not interested in bringing value to the company often sit aloof or less concerned, which might damage their reputation as being negligent, unintelligent, and unproductive. When you are a problem solver, you are boosting your reputation and your name is bandied about in the senior executive cliques. No sensible company will do away with problem solvers. When you have the solution to a problem in the workplace, offer to fix it.
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  • Research Competitors And Modify Their Strategies

Another way to add value to your company is by researching what your competitors are doing and modifying their strategies. In this way, you become innovative and resourceful. When you research what they are doing and modify them, you can present the ideas as your original idea. Through this, you are seen as valuable. However, be careful of cases that might lead to copyright infringement. 
  • Stay Ahead With Industry Insights And Trends

Staying ahead with industry insights and trends will not leave you clueless but will make you be armed with so much information about what is going on within your industry and make you agile and responsive to trends, something employers find attractive. For instance, reaching out to your boss and presenting data-backed marketing strategies according to industry insights can cast in good light before your boss.
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  • Possess A Unique Skill

Having a skill that is unique or in-demand can make you stand out or be valued in your workplace. For instance, by choosing to upskill your accounting skills, you are empowered and well-equipped to fix complex accounting problems disturbing your company. Another example is when you have versed in foreign languages, you can help your company carry out foreign transactions.

Concluding Remarks

Adding value to your company cannot be overemphasized. Money and reward often go the way of value. People who bring value will be valued. However, ensure to document your achievements courtesy of your values to the company, and never fail to ask for a reward for your valuables such as promotion and pay raise. Featured Image Source: Entrepreneur
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This article was first published on 30th April 2022


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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