In any company for the most part, you always have a chance that they will decide to let you go, and your job as an employee is to find ways to make it so you are in a position that they would have a hard time replacing you.
This can be anything from taking over a project so that you are the expert in a certain area of the company, be it dealing with computers or with clients.
Some other things you can do include implementing new strategies, or finding new roles you can fulfill in the company. Notice something that is not organized effectively, take some time and organize it, as knowing where things are can show initiative, and put you in a position where others come to you for information and advice.
Most of you probably believe one of two thing, either that they need you and will not fire you, or that you don’t have the power to put yourself in a position where they actually need you.
Well, for the first group that think you are invincible, have there been other people doing what you now do? If so, then there are also people waiting after you for your job. Connect with people in the company, and learn all you can. Knowledge can be power, and also an eye opener. While you should never become afraid, you should also never be overconfident.
The people in the second group, that think they are in too low of a position to really wrap yourself in the company. You would be surprised how little it takes. A few good ideas, and some extra time and effort invested and you will no doubt see yourself either moving up in the corporate ladder, or finding things that are your responsibility, that make you more of a keystone in the company.’
Again, making yourself useful in a company can take time and effort that are not listed in your jobs duties, but even the smallest things can reap major rewards. Also, don’t forget to try to learn as much as you can about the company you are in, as companies are more about the social aspect than people would like to believe, and being social can give you control, and power in a company you may feel powerless in.
[tags]Business, Attitude, Employee Power, Employee Relations[/tags]