Oct 13, 2006

How to get promoted - solve problems

Part 3 of the series ( part 1: Be a star, 2: Take Initiative )

  1. Solve Problems Creatively

Not everybody can get the chance to lead official or informal events, so solving problems is an excellent way to get noticed by your managers. If you have spent some time in organizations you will know how people crib and complain about small things!

Resolve not be one of them.

Instead, solve the most pressing issues that might be bothering your boss. Then let him or her know that you have done so. There was this lady in an IT services organization who always knew the better and more economical way to get the job done. When the organization was going through a slowdown in the early 2000s her expertise was very valuable to reduce overheads and probably helped in saving someone’s job!