Nowadays every business model is going through a challenging and tough phase. Sometimes it all depends on the choice of decisions one makes. If you look around you will realize these confusing decision points are everywhere and the witty ones can get out of it very trickly. Startups are adopting new digital technologies and challenging conventional business models. This modernized work environment also affects the profitability of the organization and the performance of the people creating their careers in the organization.
In this era, the job-responsibilities does not follow the hierarchy pattern but alotted according to the relevant talent of the person. A specific group of people is designed to solve specific business problems. In this digital era when companies are trying hard to create a nimble environment that is quick to adopt the changes, the company expects the same from its workforce. Your way of embracing the company model and your perspective towards the company growth and career journey will mark your continuity at the responsibility.
Act Now Than Regret Later
The wind of change can be felt if you look at a survey report which states that working millennials are more likely to have not more than 12 jobs in their entire working life. The reason behind this is the pattern of work delivery, tech-enabled organizations, and the company culture which encourages the employees to be relevant and ambitious. If we dig in deep, there are almost half of job profiles available now were not even existed in back 2013 which is a great example of change. It’s better to act now and embrace these than regretting later.
To adopt this flow is not easy but you can easily navigate out of this if you make your decisions and habits relevant towards your career goals. Here are a few winning habits which help you scale in your career.
Visualize Your Goals
Sure, you must be having certain expectations from your career and always wonder how you are going to conquer them. But just having thoughts about goals and not having proper planning to achieve them will be useless.
Maintain a record that incorporates a list of your goals, the ways to achieve them, every little step you need to cross to be there and note your short-term and long-term goals in the journal. Have congruity between your short-term and long-term goals so you can have a perfect vision of your present position and changes you need to bring for your future position.
Gain Practical Knowledge More
In this internet world, you can learn everything online and learning hoarders make most of it. Although learning something and applying it to real-world problems is two different things. You can learn as much as you want but you can only remember what you have practically applied. Having a learning mindset does not imply that you need to take the professional courses but applying whatever you have learned to the practical problems.
You may fail the first time but with the failures will lead your way to success. You will get knowledge of how you can make things work through your learnings. Getting knowledge may lead you to the road of success but the practice of the relevant one will take you to the destination.
Challenge Yourself at Every Stage
Responsibilities come with changes and your reaction towards these changes decides your position in the organization. Some people are too self-critic that they don’t find themselves suitable for the role and some find themselves powerless as the company forced the changes on them.
These both are the extreme points which will lead you to create career blunders. The secure career lies in between these two extreme points that ed neither you lack the expertise nor you are being forced upon but it is required to scale up your position. Every business aspect requires a competitive spirit as this is what makes the organization alive. Never be afraid of challenges and don’t comfort yourself with a set of roles. Keep evolving and take the challenges as opportunities.
Learn to Adopt Changes
When the competition increases it brings the changes and the continuous upgrading is important to be in the race of market trends. When technology trends, organization culture, and business roles are uniformly evolving, you also need to adopt changes and evolve. Employees need to be the change managers to keep the competitive spirit alive. It’s not just the organization that needs you but you also need the organization for your daily living, this works both the ways. Be the change for your team, for yourself, for your company.
The main reason behind the poor performance of many industries is that they know what changes they should bring and why to cultivate those changes but they fail at how to pave the changes. It is important that the company employees understand that this evolution is not only for the organization but for their career growth as well, and be the change.
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social-cause and entreprenurship is her forte.