Pointers for the professional youth

Chandradhar Prasad | Update:

Perhaps one of the most common phases we utter is “Oh! I didn't realise that!” By the time we utter this, something else unexpected has already happened or we may have taken some action which was not in the best interests of anyone. So why do we not realise before we act? This can trigger the best for us and help our lives to be more beautiful, happier.

‘What, Why and How’ are the three most powerful words of communication science. Realising the power and importance of each of these words will significantly create a new and vital leadership in each one of us.
We are the best decision makers in our lives, but as human beings, we can well look to reference from great people as this helps us to grow in confidence and trust.
Realising what great people have said is also very important, hence let us read a quote by APJ Abdul Kalam,
“Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career”
Mr. Kalam specifically mentioned “strength” which means our knowledge and skills need to be durable and such assurance can be achieved only by following a few disciplines while performing our jobs. My aim is to communicate these ‘disciplines’ to my friends and colleagues through such write-ups.
This will throw light on the prospects of the organisational behavior of a novice in the industry. We often observe that most of the employees seem unhappy in the industry due to stress on the job and less growth in career. This is happening because employees are not cognizant of basic steps of job performance and the disciplines which they must follow. Also, it contributes towards an overall reduction in productivity of the organisation, resulting in career stagnancy for the employees. I have been prompted to write about these after noticing “nervousness” among our friends and colleagues.
Young employees in the company shall be guided and mentored through an effective communication by which they feel inspired and motivated. This will help both the youngsters and the organisation to get the best professional engagement and it will increase the productivity of both. As per research, 79% percent of ideas for most successful businesses were born in the minds of young people aged between 15 and 35. The biological mechanism of the body helps to deliver innovative ideas for this age group.
If a person can follow and monitor the following points while performing a task, then he or she will never be unhappy at work. Moreover, employees will be inspired to work diligently, thereby contributing to the overall growth and productivity in the company. These points are very important for the novice in the industry. However, I believe that all professionals are already following these points indirectly or directly while performing their job. I am just mentioning these points as a reminder so that all of us can focus and contribute to the consistent growth of an organisation. In fact, maintaining such disciplines is also very important for personal and familial growth.
In addition, an organisation will benefit from these points if a new employee can be briefed on these during his/her initial phase at the workplace. It will remain as a source of inspiration and indirectly contribute to the growth of the overall productivity of the organisation. There might be lots of other ways which people may think would be useful to be focused while performing a job, but experienced professionals recommend that these points be learned as basics to perform a job. These will help an individual to develop and perform their tasks more professionally. Also, these points are very effective towards personal and professional growth for an employee.
In the meantime, some of you may have become inquisitive about these points. You may not be surprised to see these attributes, but “realisation” will dawn. These are very powerful disciplines which professionals might be following for decades, I just took the effort to put them in sequence and give you that feeling of “realisation” so that inspires you to achieve more and realistic goals in life.
1. Accept responsibilities/ownership
2. Get organised
3. Set realistic goals
4. Prepare a plan
5. Establish priorities and schedule the plan
6. Manage time and resources
7. Execute as a leader
8. Learn from mistakes
9. Stay motivated and choose to be positive
10. Completion / close out / gain-loss /success

* Chandradhar Prasad is a delivery manager at INTECH Process Automation Inc. Houston, USA. You may share your views with him at hellofndz@gmail.com.

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