Every organization needs the “worker bees” who are always on time, give direction to the teams, get the work done right and on time, and usually keep the work flowing. Organizations need to identify such “worker bees” and nurture those who have that extra quality. Organizations need to focus on this set of employees who go beyond their job description and exhibit leadership potential. This Transformation Tuesday, let us look at a few traits that worker bees have:
Worker bees or top performers consider quality as the topmost priority. They do not believe in getting work done for the sake of it. They are not satisfied unless they achieve client delight.
- Skill Development
Worker bees are always in the process of upgrading themselves by improving their skills. They keep learning so that they can help the organization grow further.
- Strong Decision Making
Worker bees are very good decision-makers. They do not fear making any decision and take a stand where necessary. This is possible only when freedom and trust are part of the organization’s culture.
- Seek Regular Feedback
Worker bees know that to get better they need to understand what is expected and how they are doing. They seek regular feedback from managers/supervisors. It gives them the motivation to innovate new ideas and come up with means to grow the business.
Worker bees, spend more time on work than the other employees. They keep motivating themselves and keep working on new assignments and challenges. They acquire knowledge from the right talent in the organization to achieve their goals and progress to the next level in the organization.
- Calm and Composed
With confidence, the worker bees develop the ability to remain calm and composed in any given situation. They examine the issue and solve the problem in a very calm and composed manner even when the deadline is very close. They understand when to compromise and when to stay firm.
- People Skills
They believe the network is net worth. They have larger networks professionally than the average employees. They know that a strong network would always help to solve issues at work. They do not hesitate to call their contacts and take their support. They are not necessarily extroverts, but they understand the value of fostering a professional network. Organizations need to identify such worker bees in their organization and guide them on the path of wisdom.
As John Quincy Adams quotes – “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”, organizations should focus on finding worker bees who have the potential to become leaders.
Written & Compiled by Faber Mayuri