It is not fun to work in a job where no one notices your efforts. How can you highlight your efforts when your work is not being noticed? Who should you share this shortcoming with? And if that doesn’t change, how long do you have to stay put? Annie McKay, author of How to Be […]
It is not fun to work in a job where no one notices your efforts. How can you highlight your efforts when your work is not being noticed? Who should you share this shortcoming with? And if that doesn’t change, how long do you have to stay put? Annie McKay, author of How to Be Happy in the Workplace? In this regard, he says: There is nothing worse than feeling overwhelmed at work. We all have this human need to be appreciated for our efforts. Lack of attention of colleagues creates a feeling of not belonging to the environment. When left unmanaged, they can be left astray and lose the right path. However, you can change the status quo. There are many ways for other people to realize the value of your work. In the following, we will introduce these methods: Be realistic Before any action, ask yourself how much appreciation do you expect from your manager or co-workers? The fact is that in the workplace, people are too busy and too busy to pay attention to the value of your work. Being realistic As a result, they may not be able to provide much feedback on your performance. So it is possible that your co-workers and manager will ignore you without any bad intentions. Ask yourself these questions when you feel unappreciated: Has my performance been extraordinary? Has my work been beyond my co-workers? And most importantly, if I ask for a reward or promotion for my job, might I look like a rude employee? If you can not answer this question yourself, consult a reputable colleague who is slightly higher than you. Talk to your manager Negotiate with your manager if your efforts in the workplace are ignored. It is easier to negotiate with some managers in this regard. On average, most managers do not pay attention to the human needs of their employees! If your manager falls into this category, keep in mind that you are not going to change him. Rather, you want to talk to him about your performance. Get your manager’s favorable opinion by stating your performance If your manager is not in this category, it may be enough to say “it is clear that you are accurate and skilled in your work”. Never say in your conversation that you want more appreciation. Instead, divert your thinking to good things in life. “For example, say I want to talk about my resume three months ago to understand my strengths and where I need to learn more.” In the meantime, it is recommended that you have a few good examples of yourself present and ready. Also, make a list of your recent accomplishments to remind your manager of some of your positive performance. Most managers are happy to have such a list. Increase your presence in the team If you manage a team, you need to explain the work and its value to the team members. In everyday life, your manager and co-workers may not be aware of the details of your teamwork. It is therefore advisable to talk to your manager about team goals at the right time and ask him or her for suggestions on how to improve the process. Try to match your achievements in the workplace with your profile Of course, there are subtle ways to enhance your day-to-day endeavors. Do not allow the producer of any submissions to remain anonymous. Make sure everyone’s name is on their achievement; Because you want people other than your manager to check the output of your team. On the other hand, emphasize your role as a leader. Teamwork Sometimes your efforts to not be selfish and to emphasize teamwork make you miss the opportunity to present yourself. Usually women make this mistake more than men. Therefore, it is okay to use the pronoun “I” in your explanations from time to time and describe your achievements. Appreciate the efforts of others Another thing that dualizes your performance is the appreciation and admiration of others. Because when you notice the good work of others, you instill a culture of appreciation in your organization. At the same time, people will not leave this expression of your kindness unanswered. If your manager is not willing to give positive feedback on your activities, talk to your team members and say, “What can we do to support each other?” In this way, you create a kind of optimism among the members. Sometimes organizations move so fast that many of our tasks may go unnoticed. Therefore, it is recommended that you create norms in your team. So that when your co-worker does something important and completes a part of the work, everyone will thank him. Give yourself credit It is true that appreciating your work is a valuable subject; However, you can not expect to be motivated by these compliments. Intrinsic motivations, meanwhile, are much stronger. Therefore, you should try to find meaning in your work; Because in your work life you want to reach a point where you do not need the approval of others.
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