The secret to staying happy and engaged at work
Now that you’ve settled into your new role, let’s talk about what you can do to make the most of this opportunity.
Encourage both your manager and your direct reports to give you feedback. Share your thoughts on their projects as well. Remember - feedback doesn’t just mean constructive criticism! It can be praise, emphasising good ideas, complimenting on innovative solutions. Check this video for more.
Not only the ones that are a part of your formal development plan, think of some personal ones as well. Keep them on your desktop so it’s easier to stay on track.
Keep a record of your achievements
Not only can it come in handy in your appraisal, it will also be useful if you begin to think about changing your job again. Set an hour aside every quarter for some self-reflection and progress evaluation.
And, most importantly, adopt a beginner’s mindset.
As we grow our expertise, it’s common to get comfortable and have fixed, proven ways of doing things. The beginner’s mindset allows you to look at everything from a fresh perspective. This way, you will stay engaged, your work more creative and your company more competitive.
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