To stay ahead of the pack professionally, you need to learn how to adapt and adjust to the changing workplace landscape. That means that you should make it a priority today to prepare for the workplace of tomorrow. Otherwise, you may be left behind.
If you tend to get stuck in your ways or are reluctant to embrace new work processes, you will have a hard time keeping up with an ever-changing work environment. You must be flexible and open to new work approaches.
In a perfect world, we would all be at the top of our game every single day—and would totally impress our boss and co-workers alike. But let’s face it, in the real world none of us are at 100% every day. There will inevitably be days when you are worn out, distracted or just not feeling capable of giving your best effort. Often this will cause us to feel like we have “foggy brain” syndrome, where we are walking around in a daze.
We’ve all heard of the “old boys’ network” in which men help one another make connections and formulate ideas. Taking a cue from their camaraderie, women are starting to create their own all-female support systems. Journalist Pamela Ryckman explores this movement in her new book Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business. Here, she shares some suggestions on constructing your own girl-power group:
In a shaky economy, workers are encouraged to become “indispensable.” But what does this word mean? While the exact actions needed to be too critical to let go vary by company and the extent of the layoffs, here are some behaviors that can be helpful:
Today, we continue presenting thoughts from Daniel Steenerson, founder and CEO of San Diego-based Disability Insurance Services, on how any person within a company can take steps to become more successful. If you missed part 1, click here.