There are many things you can actually do to improve your own performance at work. Basically, your success at work is determined mainly by your attitude and how you choose to spend your time. Below you will find simple ways to become a better performer at work.

Set Priorities and Manage Them Well

In order for you to perform better in your job, you need to be able to set your priorities. You must know how to separate what matters and what doesn't matter when you are facing multiple tasks. It's equally important that you have a sense or urgency or the awareness that you need to get things done in the shortest amount of time possible.

Many managers agree that they give high value to those employees who know how to set priorities and how to get them done quickly. How dependable you are and how fast you can complete tasks are important, and these traits are what keeps you desirable in the workforce. When your manager can give you a task and just walk away without having to worry about it, this makes you a great contender for a promotion.

Have a Positive Attitude and Mindset

Another thing you should to do be better at work is to have a positive mentality and attitude. This will make you someone your coworkers would love to be with, and it makes you a really likable person. Your manager will also see you as someone who's cheerful, persistent, and consistently positive. When you are successful in cultivating a positive attitude in the workplace, more opportunities will be given to you.

Seek to Gain More Knowledge and Skills

You can improve your performance in your job by continuously upgrading your skills, and be sure to let your boss know about your efforts. If there are training courses you can take, get your boss's approval to take them. Ask if it's possible for the company to sponsor your studies, and guarantee them that you will be staying with them for the long haul.

Working with a mentor is also an effective way to learn from an expert. It is common for companies today to offer mentoring programs in their organizations to cultivate the talents of their employees. If your company has one, make sure to ask to be part of it.

Be a Good Personality At Work

Your personality plays a very important role in your success at work. There's no way people in the workplace will like you if you don't make an effort to be a good individual. You have to take your job seriously, and try to build good relationships with the people you work with. It would help also if you can find a personal coach who will help you develop not only the skills, but also the traits that will make you a valued individual at work.

Author's Bio: 

Cecile Peterkin is a certified career and retirement coach, and a registered member of the Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation. She is also the Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Centre, provider of career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.