High-performing individuals in workplaces are often likened to rock stars. They’re admired for their performance, considered to be someone to look up to and seek out guidance from, and often provide new and innovative concepts that further the company’s goals.
When someone performs well at work, they often feel like they have to keep meeting that expectation, which drives them to become a high-performing achiever. These high-performers are often driving forces of companies, filled with ambition and a desire to excel. To avoid stagnating or falling behind in their output, these rockstars need to align themselves and their efforts to the objective and values of the company.
Here are some strategies you can employ to ensure that your rockstar performance doesn’t crumble:
Look For Outside Perspectives On Your Work
Old routines or ways of doing things, while comfortable and convenient to use, can often cause you to fall into a rut or hit a wall while trying to complete tasks. Seek out advice or guidance from others (such as colleagues, a coach, or people that you look to for support) to help identify the cause of the rut and the skills you possess already that can help you. An outside perspective can often illuminate a solution that may have flown under the radar otherwise.
Assess Your Skills Against What The Company Needs (And Will Need In The Future)
Always consider the value of upskilling and updating your current abilities, particularly concerning where your company’s direction is taking you. Future-proof your career by understanding which skills you possess are a match for the needs of today and take the initiative to upgrade the skills you need in the future.
Stay Market Forward
Remain focused on client relationships, communication and engagement. Adapt to suit the needs of your best customers and how those needs are or may evolve, and maintain a strong, connected and digital presence as both an individual and as someone who is reflecting the organisation.
Practice Your Agility In Adapting.
Your ability to pivot strategically and decisively is what is known as agility. Becoming more agile in how you adapt to business disruptions can take many different forms, including
- Practicing with new methods and tools for collaborating with the product team
- Re-examining the allocation of your marketing budget to seek more effective opportunities
- Moving a client through your sales process in a completely virtual manner
High performers and leaders of workplace thinking are willing to try new approaches and are assertive with new ideas that sustain and grow the business.
Become The Organisation’s Role Model
Role model behaviour includes informally mentoring others through the changes, offering new ideas or approaches when prior efforts aren’t working, and consistently building relationships internally as the business adapts.