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Why You Actually Should Make Yourself Replaceable at Work

Why You Actually Should Make Yourself Replaceable at Work

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Replaceable Doesn’t Mean Redundant

Being replaceable—a concept various company executives and business management books have promoted over the years—isn’t as precarious as it sounds; it just means that someone else at your workplace can do your job. That doesn’t mean the work isn’t important, or that you aren’t the best person for...

Being replaceable means that you’ll share knowledge and skills related to your role with other employees, which ultimately benefits the company and demonstrates to supervisors that you have leadership skills.

Conversely, thinking of yourself as indispensable can be danger...

If you’re a micromanager that’s always checking in, you’re telling the team that they don’t have the same level of skills as you to do the job.

You might think you’re being indispensable and securing your role in the organization, but you’re likely demonstrating that you’re not a...

  • Put everything in writing: Every process, task, or policy related to your job should be written down and stored in a drive where others can access it (ideally with a date or version number).
  • Support and train your colleagues: If no one else can d...

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