With employers becoming worried about their staff ‘quiet-quitting’, it has become more important than ever to show your employer that you’re a pro-active member of the team.
However, this should never come at a cost to your work-life balance!
Perfecting the work-life balance has been a topic of business conversations in recent years but as Kirsty van den Bulk reminded me this week there is no such thing as ‘perfection’.
We all know a ‘Sally’ in the office who consistently works overtime and attends every company party, yet still manages to go to the gym and meet friends regularly. But, whilst this might work for Sally, for many of us it seems unsustainable!
By implementing these quick fixes you can become a more pro-active member of the team whilst not sacrificing all of your personal time:
Attending company social and networking events
Whilst there may be obligation to attend your company’s social and networking events, it really is one of the best things you can do to show that you are a dedicated member of the team and want to be involved!
These events only come around so often and attending company social and networking events isn’t only a great way to appear pro-active and raise your presence with management but is also a great opportunity to come together with your colleagues and managers to create more personal relationships. And, we all know that having office friends makes work more enjoyable and therefore makes you more productive too, so it’s a win-win!
Engage on your company’s social media pages outside of work hours
Most of us are guilty of spending an hour or so in the evenings on our favourite social media platforms (or at least I certainly am) so one of the easiest things you can do is follow your employer!
The way you engage and support your company’s social media platforms can do wonders for your employer as happy and engaged staff gives off a great outward image. So, when you see that Instagram post at 9 pm take 10 seconds to give it a like and a comment, just like you would that video of a dog on a skateboard!
Becoming active on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is THE place to be when we’re talking about business!
Similarly to my point on engaging with your company’s social media platforms, it is also important to interact with other business people! By making yourself present on LinkedIn, whether that be through posting your own content, interacting with other users, or perhaps resharing your company’s posts with your thoughts, LinkedIn is a great way of raising awareness for both your personal and business brand and it lets people know what you do!
By posing yourself as an expert in your field on LinkedIn people will be more likely to contact you for more information on what you do, therefore getting your company’s name out there and potentially generating new business for your employer.
So to conclude… whilst it is great to be a Sally, there are also subtle ways of showing your pro-activeness whilst not sabotaging your personal life – it’s all about balance 😊