5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Workplace Success

by Sheri

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Once you’ve found a job you love, or even one at all, you’ll want to do everything possible to be successful in the workplace. There are some factors can affect whether or not you will have workplace success, but, you can increase your chances by following these simple steps.

Here are five tips to help you gain confidence, increase your self-esteem, and promote yourself effectively.


1. Guarantee Workplace Success By Being A Team Player

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It is so easy to share your thoughts and opinions, but even harder to listen. When in a team atmosphere, it is important to be an active listener.

This shows both your supervisor and coworkers that you value their thoughts and opinions.

Being a team player also means sharing your ability, knowledge, and enthusiasm.

Don’t take offence to criticism, and if you offer critique, make sure it is constructive.

Ask questions, and find the most efficient ways to do your job.


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2. Help Your Manager Meet Goals and Succeed

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If you have a manager, supervisor, or Director, you need to make sure you are working as hard as you can for them. My current supervisor and the Director I had before this one (in the same company) have been heaven-sent! You might not be so lucky.


Helping your supervisor meet his/her goals will help you keep workplace success. A lot of times, I do work outside of my job description, but it doesn’t bother me at all.

I am independent so I know what needs to get done and when. Meeting deadlines and being successful makes me feel good. Remember, taking on longer working hours, will not increase efficiency.


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3. Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

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If you don’t know where your strengths and weaknesses are, it will be hard for you to find workplace success.

You should know yourself enough to adapt your skills to the work you do every day.

We often assume that experience equals competence – not true.

Attention to detail and your ability to complete tasks and on time is the key to finding workplace success.

I know what my limits are and ensure that I have a productive workday.

Do you ever feel that no matter how many hours you put in and how hard you work, you can’t seem to keep up with your never-ending growing to do list?

There are many things you can do to increase your productivity, and never feel overly stressed out.


Quote "What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?" --Robert Schuller


Ever head of the ABCDE Method? The tasks are divided like this:

  • A – Tasks that you need to do today (meet deadlines, complete today, top 3 on to-do list.
  • B – Tasks that you should do today (email follow up, #4 -7 on your to-do list).
  • C – Tasks that you could do today (need to be done this week).
  • D – Tasks you delegate to other people (need other people to do).
  • E –  Tasks you eliminate. You never do them. (why are these even on your list?

No matter how well you plan your day, new tasks seem to magically appear from nowhere.

This system along with a to-do list will help prioritize your work.  Check out the Pomodoro Technique. It’s fun!

4. Always Look For Ways To Grow & Improve

Growth can help you with workplace success

We are always learning, right? We also know that we can never stop learning and find ways to do better and do better, both in our personal and professional life.

Attend conferences and go to social events with co-workers so that you can learn and develop relationships. A lot of us here in Europe, specifically Austria, commute to work via train. It is faster and easier than taking your car.

If you want to develop workplace success, why not use your commute time to help you?

Spend that time listening to an audiobook or a podcast that is about a specific topic that will help you improve an important skill or gain knowledge that will give you an advantage at work.


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5. Attitude Is A Small Thing That Makes A BIG Difference

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Attitude and soft skills are valuable and crucial to workplace success.

Skills like communication, the ability to prioritize work, having a positive attitude, being a goal getter, and taking initiative can all go a long way in being successful in your work environment. Soft skills are characteristics and behaviours to help you to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues.

The more you practice your soft skills, the more you will improve.

Examples of soft skills in the workplace:

  • Technology
  • Self-management
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-solving
  • Learning
  • Communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Taking initiative


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Are you struggling at work right now and have no idea what to do?

I hope you will implement these simple and easy ways to increase your chances of workplace success. Be willing to accept challenges. Whenever you are unsure of any task given to you, ask for clarification.

If you are on the sensitive side, remember that accepting direction or receiving criticism does not mean you are doing badly in your job. Use it as motivation to do better.

Feel free to be creative when you solve problems.

A sense of humour is usually appreciated but always maintain a professional attitude.

A successful career doesn’t happen without putting thought into it. It needs planning, tending, and review.

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What do you do to increase your chances of workplace success?

Do you use any of the above tips? Yes, no? Have ideas to add?

I would love to hear them. Please share with me in the comments section below.


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NKEM CHUKWUMERIJE August 7, 2018 - 05:29

This was a great post and I am definitely subscribing. Love the ABCDE method. I’ve been getting much better at creating and completing my to-do lists, but I’m always looking for ways to become more productive and efficient. Thanks so much for this post!

Kalyan Panja April 5, 2018 - 01:49

Nice reading the tips. They are surely quite useful for those doing full time jobs and progress smoothly in their career.

Chuck Vargas April 3, 2018 - 05:37

Agree with all of these! Though is really hard to excel when you’re in large group of company. Thanks for this

Yeah Lifestyle April 2, 2018 - 15:40

These are some great tips and I know I needed to read this when I was still working in an office environment. Your soft skills is so right, learning to work as a team no matter if you like a person or not is so important. Communication and making sure everything is written down is crucial as well and the most important for me was organizing everything so I am not strapped for time.

Andrea R Warren (@WaldorfFries) April 2, 2018 - 12:34

I love all of these but my personal favorite is being a team player. This makes everyone’s job easier

Sarah April 2, 2018 - 09:10

Knowing your limits is so important in the workplace. If you try to take on something beyond your abilities, not only will you be stressed out, but your boss won’t end up being pleased with the results.

Blair Villanueva April 2, 2018 - 08:21

I love your post! When you help your boss to his/her goal the workplace is getting good as well. Since I haven’t fired by my boss, I guess am an awesome team-player, LOL.

Elizabeth O April 2, 2018 - 06:00

This is a really helpful article. I like the idea of the a,b,c,d,e method, it will be really helpful when I find it hard to manage my time. I also liked “A sense of humour is usually appreciated but always maintain a professional attitude.” I think it’s important to have an easy laugh but still stay professional.

tina grant April 2, 2018 - 01:30

Very helpful post for those wanting to be more organized and achieve more. Love the Abcde method. Intriguing.

steph dorworth March 31, 2018 - 22:40

You’ve got some great tips here. One of my favorites is know your strengths and weaknesses. I know my husband is better at brainstorming ideas than I am so I call on him to help me discover new ideas and then I create a plan to put it into action. So it helps to know your own personal abilities for sure. Great post!

Candy Kage March 31, 2018 - 15:19

Being a team play. Set backs will occur don’t let them hold you back. Ask for help and learn from those with more experience.

Evelyn Lo Foreman March 31, 2018 - 10:50

When all may be feeling like tossed salad at work, your tips offer much grounding! Love the ABCDE Method. Following this method can take anyone from overwhelm and creed to calm and collected. Blessings and gratitude, Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com

Imogen March 28, 2018 - 14:59

Completely agree withall the above, great post!

Fatima March 22, 2018 - 21:22

Great tips for attaining success in life and it’s true that sense of humour is important to make things better and to lighten the mood keeping in mind professionalism too.

Noelle Lynne March 22, 2018 - 13:30

Great tips, always looking to increase my own success! I work for myself, but many of these still apply 🙂

Globalmouse (@globalmouse1) March 22, 2018 - 02:34

These are such great tips and I haven’t actually heard of the ABCDE Method but this looks like a great way to get organised. I am always working on my “to do” list!

Leah March 21, 2018 - 23:02

LOVE THIS! When you spoke of communication and listening the quote “The issue that we have with communication now a days is that we listen to reply when we should be listening to understand.” came to mind, if you want to succeed and you want to be part of a winning team you must listen and be a team player. AMEN! Then the ABCDE Method I learned at a conference, game changer, even use it with my house work!

kirstyralph11 March 21, 2018 - 17:13

Being a team player is so important to ensure you are productive and can help ease the pressure for your bosses. I have a very demanding job and I know what it’s like when you have someone who doesn’t pull their weight and it becomes very frustrating.

Olivia March 21, 2018 - 16:07

I always find working towards targets helps me focus at work, set an amount of things to get through and it motivates me to get through each task!

Bethany March 21, 2018 - 13:16

I’m currently volunteering, however I know that won’t be a forever job, these tips are great, will save this post as it will help me in the future for sure.

Sarah WM March 20, 2018 - 19:40

These are really fantastic tips! I definitely agree your attitude makes a huge difference, as does dividing tasks. I love the sound of the ABCDE method, I may have to implement that into my life.

Jenny Kearney March 20, 2018 - 18:50

I’m self employed and have been for the past 8 years. I have to admit I didn’t enjoy working in an office, always so many different personalities to navigate!

CurvyGirlThin March 20, 2018 - 06:31

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses (and those of the rest of your team) is such an important part of working success. I am awful at copyediting and proofing my own work and, despite many attempts, I’ve never improved so now I have an assistant read anything that is being sent externally to check for any embarrassing typos!
C x

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You March 20, 2018 - 06:21

Love the idea of the ABCDE method. I sometimes struggle with getting my most important stuff done first,as the other stuff is more interesting

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