How to Add Value to Your Workplace
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. I Timothy 6:2
Whether or not your boss is a Christian, you should add value to your workplace. The word “benefit” is a good word for any ministry or business. Benefit is defined as “an advantage, a good effect, extra compensation.” Your work ethic, the thoughts you bring to the table, the determination for success, and the team spirit you display are all commodities that should be evident in your life to others at your place of work. Your place of work or service should benefit by your being there.
Some people are “dead-weight” in the workplace. Some people fill a position, but do not get much done. They do not go the extra mile and do not get much accomplished. One quote I found said: “A wasted life is really nothing more than a collection of wasted days. As God gives us life, each one of us starts the new year with the same number of opportunities—365—that we can choose to either use and invest in eternal things or allow to drift by without taking advantage of the gift we have been given. The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is not found primarily in talent but in diligence and effort.”
You can add value to your workplace starting today! Here are some examples:
1. Have a cheerful disposition no matter how the day is going.
2. Be focused on completing what is expected of you with excellence.
3. Have pleasant conversation around the lunch table and avoid speaking in an unkind way to or about the boss; or even other co-workers.
4. Be thankful for the job that God has allowed you to have.
5. Serve with the mind of Christ realizing that in serving the boss at work, you are really serving the Lord as Colossians 3:22 tells us, “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:”
Add value to your workplace and let the boss and owners find benefits in having you work for them.