We asked our team to share their best career advice. This week, we hear from Marge LaRue, Administrative Assistant at Tyler & Company’s Philadelphia office. Stay tuned for more of the bi-weekly series, “Career Best Practices, as told by the Tyler team.”
Q: “In all that you’ve learned and experienced throughout your career, what advice would you recommend to someone trying to achieve a successful and fulfilling career?”
A: “Share what you know. Sharing is empowering. Our collective knowledge of the firm, the mission, the roles we fill, makes us better as a team and as a company.”
There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’…seems like a corporate speak cliché, but it’s true nonetheless. A firm could not survive under the operation of a single individual; it is built on the foundation of team work and collaboration. Every moving part is valuable and crucial to success. In order to help each other, as discussed in #5, we need to be knowledgeable about the roles of others, the order and processes within the organization and who is involved in what. Always communicate with your colleagues, in and out of your department. If you learn something new that can benefit others in the company, share it! And if you don’t know something, even if it may seem insignificant, ask! A little information can go a long way, and can be much more valuable to a person than you may realize.