12 Must-Have Characteristics Of A Workplace MVP

May 1, 2017

Whether you’re part of a virtual team or an in-house team member, striving to be a workplace MVP (most valuable player) should be an integral part of your workplace DNA.

No-one (great) is likely to stay in a team with an overriding 'that will do' approach. Click To Tweet On the flip-side, everyone wants to work for a business that values motivation, ethics, sincerity, inspiration, leadership … traits that make for a MV business made up of most valuable players.

So, how does your team stack up?

12 Characteristics of a Workplace MVP

  1. Internal and external customers sing your praises
  2. Thinkers and doers
  3. Quick to see patterns and opportunities as they emerge
  4. Excel at active listening
  5. Create frameworks that let your organisation identify opportunities
  6. Have a clear, concise vision of what needs to be achieved
  7. Your code of ethics is strong and consistent
  8. Have an ability to keep calm and positive under pressure
  9. Lead by example
  10. Set measurable goals and produce strategic action plans to achieve goals
  11. See past the present to the potential
  12. Problem solver

A successful business is only as strong as its weakest link.  By creating a culture of workplace excellence and fostering a MVP mentality throughout your business, success is inevitable.

To help get you started, here are 5 easy steps you can take right now to improve culture in your business

  1. Embrace transparency: Implement modern communication and collaboration tools so your team has an easy and efficient means of connecting with each other.
  2. Recognise and reward valuable contributions: Identify specific behaviour and results aligned with your company’s goals and values, then recognise and reward that behaviour as often as you can.
  3. Cultivate strong coworker relationships: Strong relationships at work drives employee engagement, so engineer spaces and situations that promote coworker interaction.
  4. Embrace and inspire employee autonomy: Trust your team to manage their responsibilities effectively and avoid micro-managing them.
  5. Practice flexibility: Improve morale and reduce turnover by offering flexibility: It could be as simple as allowing team members to take a few hours out to spend with the kids, or to work from home at certain times.

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