Adulting is not as easy as it seems. For starters, you have to prioritize survival by having a job and getting paid for it. Also, you have to manage your finances, ensure that there’s food on the table, save money for emergencies, and more. Because of that, sometimes we can’t have time for ourselves. We can’t have time for growth mentally, emotionally, career-wise, and financially. Hence, oftentimes it is up to our workplace to help us grow.
Why is it Important?
Having a workplace that doesn’t think of its employees as commodities cultivates a healthy environment and makes room for growth. Mentally and emotionally, employees can grow into more mature and professional people. Career-wise, employees can attain new skills and work attitudes that could give them more opportunities. With all these considered, financial growth is also possible.
Another reason why this is important is that having growth present within the company provides security. This doesn’t only apply to employees, but also to employers and executives. In the perspective of employees, when there is growth in their workplace, it is less likely for them to leave. This gives them financial security since they don’t have to worry about finding other jobs. Meanwhile, employers and executives can secure an employee’s dedication and loyalty when they can provide a healthy workplace.
How to Cultivate Growth in the Workplace
Depending on the type of industry a company is focused on, there are different ways of cultivating growth. However, there are general guidelines to live by that can be applied to all types of companies.
When we talk about communication, it is not just limited to exchanging information via email or anything similar alone. Communication in this aspect also refers to understanding what the job and position entail. When people understand where they stand and their responsibilities, they can invest in it and make room for improvements and growth. Employees can use their creativity and dedication to make the company better and grow.
In addition, an exchange of ideas should be encouraged within the company. Not just that, but having an open mind and heart during the exchange of ideas is equally important. This helps in cultivating initiatives and solutions within the company. It also promotes a healthy discussion where everyone’s opinion matters.
Lead and be Led
A working mentorship environment is also helpful in achieving workplace growth. Having an effective leader who can set a good example to their subordinates can create ripples of good work ethics. Meanwhile, openness to being mentored regardless of status and position creates an environment where everyone can depend on one another. Having these qualities in a workplace encourages growth, initiative, and responsibility.
Apply and Encourage Work Ethics
It is understandable that in a workplace, there is a hodgepodge of personalities. People with different backgrounds, upbringings, and cultures. It is imperative for any company to be open-minded about diversity and accept that. However, there still should be a set of rules and principles that should be followed. Proper time management, performing within the acceptable moral conduct–these are just some of it. Establishing and maintaining work ethics raises the morale of the company and lessens discrepancies.
Celebrate Success, Whether Big or Small
When it comes to achieving growth, boosting everyone’s morale is important. With that, employers should give recognition to their employee’s hard work and milestones. Whether it’s getting a deal with another huge client or submitting reports on time, it has to be recognized. But this doesn’t mean bosses should give bonuses every single time something gets done–that’s not financially wise.
Bonuses should be given for bigger milestones as a form of recognition for the employee’s hard work. However, proper recognition should still be given to smaller successes in the company. It can be a mere thank you, a small pizza party, or anything similar.
Provide Constructive Feedback
For the company to grow and develop skills-wise, providing feedback for people’s output is important. This will let them know if everyone is doing their jobs properly and if there’s any room for improvement. As a result, people can improve their skills and even develop new ones.
For this to work out well in the company, proper delivery, and acceptance of feedback are important. When providing feedback, always be considerate of people’s feelings and focus on improving their performance. At the same time, the receiver should keep an open mind and accept feedback as a way for them to be better.
Give Opportunities and Be Open for Opportunities
Lastly, making room for opportunities is important in the workplace. This is important aside from making the employees feel that they are valued and establishing a growth mindset. Growth is not just limited to skills and morals alone, a financial opportunity is needed as well.
Employees need to know that working there can sustain them financially. Moreover, employees need to know that all of their efforts are worth it because they can climb the corporate ladder. On the other hand, employees should welcome opportunities as they come as well. As much as possible, they are encouraged to accept opportunities if it put them in a better place.
Whether a team member is assigned in real estate or back office, Gabtech Global has carefully chartered its workflows. This ensures that the employees are able to enrich their skills and competencies while having the opportunity to grow into leadership roles in the company. Gabtech believes that each individual has what it takes to carve his own path. That’s why support and encouragement towards the employees are important. This exhibits a proactive and positive attitude in delivering winning results as they embark on a fulfilling career.