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
- Internal and external customers sing your praises
- Thinkers and doers
- Quick to see patterns and opportunities as they emerge
- Excel at active listening
- Create frameworks that let your organisation identify opportunities
- Have a clear, concise vision of what needs to be achieved
- Your code of ethics is strong and consistent
- Have an ability to keep calm and positive under pressure
- Lead by example
- Set measurable goals and produce strategic action plans to achieve goals
- See past the present to the potential
- 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
- Embrace transparency: Implement modern communication and collaboration tools so your team has an easy and efficient means of connecting with each other.
- 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.
- Cultivate strong coworker relationships: Strong relationships at work drives employee engagement, so engineer spaces and situations that promote coworker interaction.
- Embrace and inspire employee autonomy: Trust your team to manage their responsibilities effectively and avoid micro-managing them.
- 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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