Tips, tactics and strategies to help you have a Perfect Workday AND a lighter heart.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
How Valuable Are You?
I asked you, “What have been the two major advancements in your field, industry
or job during the last decade?” could you tell me?
you could, that’s great! Your knowledge means you’re doing a reasonably good
job of staying on top of what’s going on in your profession.
fact, it probably means you’re doing a much better job than most of your peers.
people learn about 80% of what they need to do to function within the first 18
months of starting a job. Then, they pick up some of the finer points here and
there and usually learn just enough to keep the job.
number of people who actively seek out new knowledge and attempt to grow in the
job is small…probably 15-18%.
love to ask folks to learn something new every day but for most people that’s
too much of an effort.
here’s the deal: Try to learn one new thing about your job every week. Read an
article online or in an industry magazine, talk to someone who has a skill you
don’t have or who is better at a task than you are, try a little bit of
something new to improve a skill.
don’t have to go to a lot of effort to improve and every time you improve you
make yourself more valuable in the workplace.
today’s work world, being valuable is priceless.