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You might have observed the way a honey bee works to make honey. While flying around the nectar, certain pollen grains stick on its wings and fall off to other plants. This process is called cross-pollination.
The honey bee is strictly programmed by nature to only make honey; however, during the process, it carries pollen grains and drops these on the way to create a beautiful garden. Does the bee really know that the pollen falling off his wings improves the beauty of the surroundings? Probably not, but its activity has a strong positive impact on the environment in which it works.
There are some people who become like honey bees when they work in their respective professional environment. They focus hard on their goals and ambitions when doing their professional assignments and projects. But during the process of interacting with their colleagues and customers, their good gestures, respectfulness and positivity create an impact on the overall environment, with or without them noticing it.
Similarly, your selfless behavior and good working habits for the collective benefit of the organization have a strong tendency to equally generate a positive work environment whether you take note of it or not.
So, if you are someone who works on this principle and then later on decide to resign, everyone will definitely start chasing and persuading you not to leave the organization.
Remember, it is not the number of years in service that matters, rather it is the depth of your professional career in terms of leaving a positive legacy and contribution along the way that counts.
So, keep on doing a good job whether someone is taking a note of it or not since you are certainly making a difference.
• Ensure that you leave positive contributions in your workplace
• Make a difference through good gestures, respect, optimism
• It is how you interact with your colleagues that really matters
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Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company