Play well with others.
Some people think that the best way to become indispensable is to make sure nobody else knows how to do their job. But that’s overly territorial and counterproductive in today’s collaborative work environments, says Anita Cassard, a human resources consultant and lead faculty and area chair in the University of Phoenix MBA program.
“In today’s workplace, everything is about exchanging ideas, not hoarding them,” she says. “Employers value workers who can communicate well, share knowledge and work as part of a cohesive team.”