You might feel like you do your job well, but there is always room for improvement. One way you can improve is to see how your job interacts with other jobs by shadowing coworkers.
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Everyone has a specific job within a company, but every job works in tandem with each other in order to be productive. Lisa Evans at Fast Company took a look at social recruiting company Work4's "Life My Life" program. The program aims to give employees a look at a day in the work life of coworkers to see how everyone's work correlates with each other:
The idea is that job shadowers will become familiar with the processes, demands, and challenges of coworkers' jobs, which will help make working relationships more efficient and provide a more holistic understanding among employees about the operations of the company.
If you can see how things work from the other side of the office, you might be able to see where you can be more efficient in your own work. If your area is going through a slow time, float the idea by your manager and coworker and see where you might be able to make some changes. A company is a machine and understanding is a lubricant. The more everyone understands about the other roles involved, the more efficient the parts can move.
How Shadowing Coworkers Can Make You Better at Your Job [Fast Company]