In my much younger days, my boss asked "What is your value to our organization?" In the resulting conversation, he explained how an employee's value is
(hopefully) much greater than his/her compensation program ... how it's a function of the total impact the individual has on the organization.
He was trying to wake me up about how I was spending my time. His point was that if I was worth $X.00 per hour to the company then I should be
spending my time doing $X.00 work instead of doing something that delivered much less value. I became more valuable as a result.
While we can't be on our toes all the time it's often a good idea to nudge oneself with "Am I doing $X.00 per hour work right now?"
In the daily lives of Chambers of Commerce, I see many examples of key staff doing things that volunteers and/or interns should be doing. Give
yourself a wee nudge and make sure you're engaged appropriately.
As always ... we have plenty of fresh ideas for you.