10 Tips to Achieve Growth in the Workplace
When do we experience growth? Can we do something to achieve it? Well, there’s always room for growth in every employee. All it takes is an open mind and an eager heart to learn how. Experience growth every day with these tips:
Tip #1: Understand the mission
It’s very difficult to work on something you do not understand. Let your hard work and creativity find its right place at the office. Make sure you communicate about your end goals and tasks related to your designation for more efficient outputs.
Tip #2: Instill the discipline of time management
Achieving growth also includes the understanding of the importance of time. In every task, it is vital to keep track of how long it takes you to complete them. This will make you more focused and productive throughout the day.
Tip #3: Accept criticism with appreciation
It’s natural for us to take pride in our work and ideas. However, too much pride can make us unappreciative of our workmates’ suggestions. Take the time to master the art of de-personalizing criticisms by always assuming positive intent in the workplace. One way to do this is by thanking people for their feedback.
Tip #4: Speak up in meetings
Not so many people practice this little secret — growth also occurs every time we speak our minds. It is a way of sharing your thoughts with the right audience (rather than sharing it to your colleagues right after the meeting). Speaking up builds confidence and shows your leadership potential.
Tip #5: Take charge
“Sorry, there’s not much I can do about it,” Are the words you hear from employees who don’t bother to try new things. Make it a habit to always change your perspective when encountering difficult situations. You might just find the solution your team has taken forever to find out.
Tip #6: Help others feel motivated
Helping your workmates feel motivated isn’t as difficult as it seems. You just need to take time to fully listen and understand them. This will be an opportunity for you to create more supportive relationships in the workplace.
Tip #7: Show up on time
Showing up on time implies your commitment to the job. It also gives you time to compose your thoughts before taking on your tasks for the day. Make it a habit, and in no time, you’ll notice how efficient you will be with your work.
Tip #8: Don’t compare yourself to others
Most people think growth can be achieved when competition and comparisons happen.
This is a bad idea. Growth happens when you focus on your own goals and achieve them with a sense of responsibility and determination. It is in that fulfilling moment when you accomplish something you’ve worked hard for. Commit instead to becoming a better version of yourself everyday.
Tip #9: Own up to your mistakes
You need to know that it’s hard to grow when we can’t accept our mistakes. It’s like fooling oneself to achieve inner peace. This can create unnecessary tension in the workplace. All you have to do is accept, apologize, and figure a way to do better next time.
Tip #10: Smile
No matter what time of day it is, always take time to smile. You’ll notice more of your workmates will smile back at you when you do this. Growth happens when you let positive radiance come into your work life. It will make your day a lot more enjoyable.
These tips work wonders when you put them into action. Use them to make every day at work productive and happy!
Do you and your workmates have other ways to achieve growth in your workplace? Which tip is your favorite? We’re interested to know. Share it in the comment section below!