Improving Your Memory To Help Your Career Skills
Improving your memory could mean the difference in whether you get that much deserved promotion or someone else does. Your boss or supervision might have a lasting impression left from a few small forgetful mistakes. You don't want that to happen. Solution...develop a better memory.
In many cases, improving your memory doesn't have to be difficult. It can happen simply by taking some time off in peace and relaxation. Long hectic days can cause an overload in the brain. You might need to take some time in quiet solitude to allow the clutter to reassemble itself.
Some businesses have come to learn that better employee performance relies upon their employees getting regular breaks. Taking it a step further, many of the Fortune 500 companies and other successful businesses offer on-site daycares for working parents, gyms and saunas for fitness and relaxation.
Do you have trouble recalling names? Calling an important person by the wrong name could be devastating to your career. Many people take offense if called by the wrong name.
Some banks have taken it to the point of, for a limited time, rewarding customers with a dollar if the teller doesn't greet them by their name. Remembering a person's name does make for better customer service relations. The customer feels more appreciated and may make an effort to be more pleasant when the teller seems more aware of them as a person rather than a nameless face.
Many people forget names because the either weren't listening closely when the person gave it, were thinking about something else at the time, or didn't make an effort to remember it after hearing the name. In the least, listen closely and then repeat it out loud to the person. The other person will like it that you make an effort to repeat it so you are sure to get it right.
Obviously, any job you choose will suffer if you don't make a real effort to remember the important aspects of your job. If you are unconcerned and think you can get by with the minimum amount of effort, think again. That kind of attitude can lead you to losing your job.
Some simple things to remember can have a major impact on how your career turns out. Always remember to be courteous to customers and co-workers! Don't forget to clean up after yourself! Have you remembered to return things borrowed or put items back where they belong? Did you remember to bring all the tools you need to get the job done?
If you have an important project coming up...you cannot forget get so wrapped up in trivia that you forget the due date!!! That seems obvious, but it happens all the time.
All of these examples are critical to achieving an overall maximum performance rating, and to insure your job security. Your supervisor and other staff members need to know they can rely on you to remember and put forth a great effort.
Here's another thing: It makes for better relations between you and your fellow employees, too, when you can remember personal things about them. Birthdays, the special events in their family life (such as little Charlie or little Susie having a big recital at school), their favorite candy, or perhaps their favorite musical artist.
All of the above could bring kudos to you should you require their support on a special project or need a favor or want their positive input when you get a performance review. Not to mention, remembering these little things will bring happiness to others and should help you become a better person for making the effort to care.
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