FoxBusiness recently published an article by Dr. Woody entitled, How to Be the Office MVP in 2013. Dr. Woody is author of The YOU Plan: A 5-step Guide to Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Economy. In his FoxBusiness article he brings up four to-dos in order to become the office MVP. His list includes: be a team player, seek out a challenge, publicize the positive and do what you say you are going to do.
While all of the above are important in the office I believe that doing what you say you are going to do is one of the most critical things you can do in the office. Workplace relationships and respect are built on trust. If you are someone who says you will do this and that and everything else, but you never seem to follow through people will notice and realize they cannot rely on. Trust is everything in the office.
I decided to ask some of Incepture’s leadership and managers what qualities they think the “Office MVP” must possess. Here’s what they had to say:
Incepture’s CEO, Earnie Franklin said, “Someone who is focused on our mission and vision and lives out our company values every day.”
“An office MVP is someone who: makes it a point to take a personal interest in their co-workers, sees a need and addresses it proactively – without being asked and will follow through with no lip-service,” said Libby, Incepture’s Marketing Manager.
Amy, our VP of Operations said, “Having a positive attitude, willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done, helping others when they are in need, bringing a sense of fun with you every day, and representing your team and the company in a positive, professional manner all while achieving great results for your primary responsibility are what make a true Office MVP.”
Chelsea said the following quote from Walt Disney speaks to one of the qualities an Office MVP must possess: “Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
After gathering the above responses, I noticed a few qualities that were repeated: a positive attitude, getting the job done no matter the circumstances and representing the company in a positive fashion are all essential if you want to be the office MVP.
Tell us: What traits do you think a person needs to be the Office MVP?