The business world is unstable, competitive and unforgiving so if you want to move up you always need to be on your toes. What many people don’t realise is how easy it is to get lost in the crowd of people and become just another extra in a suit filling the elevator. People who have moved up to envious positions are not your average Joes and Janes, they are driven people who are innovative, hard-working and relentless. It takes a certain mindset to be high up on the corporate ladder, these kind of individuals know people, they know how to read them, what to say to them and how to get what they want. If you want to earn a promotion first you need to get noticed by your superiors.
Whenever you are in a meeting the worst thing you can do is be a fly on the wall. Your superiors are watching you and if you never contribute to a discussion they will think you have no ambition and will never consider you for a raise. Try thinking about the company, where are its problems? Try to find a solution and help the company become more productive. You can try talking to your manager and offering possible solutions to a problem. Always seem interested in the topic that is discussed, ask questions, repeat explanations paraphrasing their words and don’t avoid eye contact. Doing this will make it seem that you are genuinely interested in the company and its progress.
It’s no secret that networking is the key to success. Knowing how to deal with people is crucial in the business world because this will get you closer to reaching your goals. If you just keep to yourself and do an outstanding job it will take more time for someone to notice how competent you are. A good idea to get noticed is to get an office fruit delivery either to corporate or to your co-workers, it will make a good impression because it is a generous thing to do. Also, never miss a company activity, be it a party or a work seminar; your co-workers and superiors will take notice of your presence.
How to Win Over you Colleague
There are many surprising psychological tricks you can do to make people like you. One way is through favours, though this sounds counter-productive researchers discovered that when a person does you a favour they automatically believe that you are worth doing that favour for. Also, if you think the person will reject you, ask for a favour the person will most likely say ‘no’ to, then later ask for something much more reasonable. This way the person will say ‘yes’ because they feel bad for rejecting you in the first place. Another psychological trick is to mirror their body language and speech patterns because mimicking someone’s behaviour makes them feel validated and important. If you want people to agree with you nod while you talk, they will instinctively nod back and are more likely to agree with you. Using, these tricks may not get you a promotion right away but it will lay a foundation for it because people will back up the decision for a promotion based on reputation alone.