Making The Paradigm Shift From Employee to Shareholder
In today’s competitive career marketplace, jobholders benefit by a simple change of mindset that moves beyond the position of employee. Adopt new paradigms that emulate the role of shareholder, investor or Board Member. If you collect a paycheck, then you are an investor in the company. This new mentality will not only help your company grow but will develop personal skills that you will use throughout your lifetime.
Would you think differently about your job and career if you were a shareholder? These three simple tips will change your perspective; try them the next time you go into work.
1. Don’t Be a “Silent Partner”
How many times do you have ideas that you think would benefit your job? Do you stay silent and wait for the boss to ask for ideas? Often times company owners and managers are bogged down with mundane daily operations. It has been my experience that these same leaders are grateful when employees come to them with ideas that are creative and fresh. Even the smallest idea could change a company’s bottom line (and ultimately give you a raise!)
2. Invest Regularly
Spend a few dollars in supporting your company’s products or services, even when they offer a service or product that is not in your purchasing repertoire. Invest in events and opportunities that can give exposure to the business. This support gives visibility to a corporation that can be invaluable.
3. Adopt Board Member Qualities
Effective Board Members are company ambassadors and contribute monumentally to the sustainability of the corporation.
Develop a style that is compatible with others in your office. This opens the door to effective communication and collaboration.
Have courage to act on your convictions and present your good ideas. Others will follow your lead!
Wisdom is essential in making great decisions. Observe company operations, policies, and procedures and offer wise solutions.
Dig in and invest beyond monetary means, see how your attitude changes the growth and progress of the company. You might just land the perfect job without having to move your desk or your 401K!