“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr
People often ask how they can improve their chances of getting promoted at work. The answer is rather simple, serve others better, serve others with excellence. The service formula is rather simple and it is one that people quickly ignore. If there was a secret to getting ahead it would be service. Now, the problem is that it is so easy to do that most people don’t even want to do it.
What job doesn’t involve some sort of service? Your job likely involves interacting with other people at some level. How are you serving them?
Serving is about caring and caring is easy to do in principal and much more challenging when your own life is need filled. Take some time and consider some ways you can increase your service to others in your place of work. What can you do to show that you care?
In your place of work do you believe you have a purpose?
Do people acknowledge who you are?
Does your work matter to others?
What does service mean to you? How can you serve better in the workplace?
When you are cared for in your place of work that behavior is shared with others and you begin to care about the work you do and the people you serve. With employee engagement hovering in the 30% area it would make sense for the organization to care about you so that you could care about your work. Often the belief is the other way around, we pay you to do your work and because of that you should care about the place you work. It doesn’t work that way.
What would allow you to serve better?