Whether in the office or via remote work, we spend a huge chunk of our life at work, so it’s natural to want to take ownership of our positions, find ways to maximize our time and be productive. This article will show you three ways to do just that.
Taking Ownership of Roles and Thriving
1. Looking ahead can help you greatly take ownership of your role. How do I do this? For one, you can anticipate problems before they occur. It also may be beneficial to find solutions to these problems. You can ask for clarification on deadlines or tasks. Working ahead to minimize stress or confusion during busy workdays may help as well.
Instead of approaching your manager with a problem you discovered, take time to ponder how you would solve the problem by yourself.
2. Being a problem solver can only be beneficial in your role. For example, instead of approaching your manager with a problem you discovered, take time to ponder how you would solve the problem by yourself. According to Indeed, “When you visit with them, present the problem and immediately describe a few potential solutions you came up with. This shows initiative on your part and helps your manager maintain awareness of workplace activities.”
3. Have insight about your career trajectory. A key aspect of taking ownership at work is improving your professional knowledge and skills. You can make self-improvement a priority by participating in training programs or certification courses. You may want to look into certification courses online or in your community.
For the Betterment of Your Company
Taking ownership of your position includes learning the needs of your role and company. Although this article barely touches the surface about how to take ownership of your work, it does give a glimpse of how you can have greater career satisfaction. Do you have tips for taking ownership at work? Feel free to comment below.