We all understand the desire to prove your worth to your boss, and in the field services industry in particular, this can be a daunting task since the the boss is often not physically there to see you busting your ass day in and day out. With that in mind, we have compiled a few tips so you can be sure that your hard work does not go unnoticed.Before we go any further, it should be noted that every boss and every company are different. At Curo we talk every day to the very people you’re trying to make happy, we have seen first hand what makes them happy, and what irritates them. Some of what you read below may be a surprise to you, but rest assured, it has been tested and confirmed in hundreds of situations.
The boss is happier when you are
Leaders in the industries we do business with are very compassionate about their teams. They know you have a hard job and believe that you want to give your best every day. These people make sure that you are taken care of by reciprocating the appreciation shown to them all the way down the line. This does not mean they are going to happily write you a check week after week for messing up your work, but from what we have seen, often the tie goes to the runner.
The first step to making your boss even happier begins when you invest your personal pride in your work, rather than see your work as just work. You never want to give the impression that you’re dragging yourself to work everyday just to put food on the table -- Or maybe you do, if you’re ready to look for work somewhere else.
Your boss knows that when you are happy about going to work everyday, you are more likely to do your best work. To the boss, this equates to many worry free days of knowing that their team is completely capable of doing their daily tasks without his direct oversight. One of the most valued deliveries that workers can give to the person in charge is peace of mind.
The company makes more money when you’re productive
No one wants to waste time at work. It wastes your time, the company’s time, and the client’s time. I don’t need to tell you that wasting time is not the key to making your boss satisfied with your work. When you’re on a job, you want to be sure you’re getting valuable work done at all times. Every boss loves to make money, though the money that goes into their pocket has a direct correlation to your productivity on the job. To make sure that you're being as productive as possible on the jobsite, try these tips:
Understand each crew member’s strengths and figure out who should be doing what
Be a leader and give your crew clear direction
Save time wherever possible, without decreasing quality of work
Consider using a Field Service Management App to eliminate wasted time while on the clock
Crews show up for work that is worthwhile
Everyone wants their job to matter. It’s really a downer to feel like your work isn’t valuable or it’s not valued by the boss. Wasted time and rework isn’t valuable, and it has a negative effect on your crews. People are happier when they enjoy the work they’re doing and they do the work better, too.
When your crew members have pride in their work and see it is valued, they want to be at work. Crews that show up to work become a team and improve productivity by knowing each other. The boss wants the crews satisfied and wants the results of that worker satisfaction:
You and your crew benefit by becoming even more productive and valued, which increases your job security. When the boss knows you can be counted on, you’ll get more satisfying work and more recognition for your accomplishments. Everyone wins.
Give the boss comfort that work gets done
The boss needs to rest assured that regardless of whether they are in the office or not, that the team will still be able to get work done. This is one of the most crucial parts of running their business, because if they can trust you and your crews to get your work done daily, they know they can count on you to handle responsibilities, leaving the door open for you to begin advancing within the company. See how working more efficiently and predictably will give your boss “peace of mind”
When the customers are happy, the boss is happy
Just like the saying, “when Mom is happy, everyone is happy,” when the customers are happy, everyone is happy. When you and your crews assure that the customers are satisfied by another quality work the first time, you prove to the boss that you are as concerned about them as the boss. One of the most satisfying feelings for your boss is knowing that without direct intervention, customers are loving the work that the company is doing.
Once the boss feels comfortable enough to step away from the business for a week or two and know that everything will remain fine, they will be content that their vision for the company can be accomplished and will be overjoyed by the success that YOU are helping to achieve.
Now that you are up to speed with a couple new tricks, your quality of work will be able to improve, your happiness will improve, and your boss’ happiness will improve. By acting on these 5 key tips in your workplace, all aspects of the enjoyment you find in your career will also begin to improve. If you found this blog helpful, please click here to subscribe to our blogs.
Curo delivers game-changing productivity to field and home service crews. The company’s cloud-native, mobile tools manage millions of work tasks for micro-business to Fortune 100 projects. The application’s Simple Gets Work Done design helps Curo customers regain a full hour of productivity for every single crew member, every day, and eliminate 2/3 of the time managers spend scheduling and verifying work. The company’s patented technology and GPS worksite pinpointing enable predictive maintenance, project or emergency work while defining precisely how the work is conducted to meet quality or compliance standards. Curo has been recognized by Hypepotamus and Venture Atlanta as a top player in the field service management solution marketplace. Find more information about how Curo enables field and home service companies to get time back, verify the work and make more money at https://curoglobal.com/.