First of all, you’re worth more than your salary; you’re worth more than your relationships, and you’re definitely worth more than the job you do.
Even though that’s the case, it’s essential to know your worth in the workplace if you’re going to attempt to negotiate successfully on your own behalf. So how does one measure something as immeasurable as worth, and better yet, how does one accomplish that task with some degree of objectivity?
This article from Fast Company (In which I’m interviewed) can help. It’s titled, “Six Ways to Objectively Determine Your Worth at Work,” and it can help you stop relying on guesswork so you can figure out your personal value proposition.
As far as your intrinsic worth goes? Well, I’ll defer to Buzz Lightyear on that one: “To Infinity AND BEYOND!”
Once you read the article, I’d love to hear your feedback. Have you used these tools for determining your worth at work? How effective was it for you? Do you have other tips you can share that can help? Comment here on the blog; comment on the Fast Company site itself, just please comment! While you’re at it, please “like” the article, and share it with your communities on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Likewise, please share the article with anyone you know that’s struggling with the issue of objectively determining what they have to offer at work as well.
Thank you, as always, for being a valued member of this community.