Mihir D Kalambi
Veena Patil Hospitality Pvt Ltd
Executive- Communications Management
Learning in Progress; 4 Lessons at Work
Fresh out of college, over and done with the bookish knowledge, you toss off your graduation cap, mount that hard-earned diploma and iron your executive outfit for your first day at work. Everything you’ve accomplished thus far has prepared you for this moment. Or has it not?
The transition from college to career may not be perfectly coherent. Students often experience a severe learning curve coming fresh out of college. Experience comes secondary, your perspective and attitude serve as a stepping stone for your future growth.
It’s challenging to stay on top of everything. But, there are some things you can do to maintain the company culture and employee satisfaction. Although I have a lot to learn there are a few key learning points I’d like to share.
- Report early to work: A reason to arrive early to work is that you have the perfect opportunity to be in the morning zone where productivity reigns. It gives you a chance to map out your day.
- Recognize that building skills takes time:Anything worthwhile and of importance cannot take place right away. It takes time, dedication and effort to achieve; so even in this day and age, patience is a virtue, especially in an organisation that comprises people from diverse backgrounds.
- Encourage to Speak Up: Encourage employees to provide feedbacks. Employees are ultimately leaders and they need to grow through the choices they make. If the management cares for its people, then most of their decisions will hopefully, be for the benefit of the entity.
- Light the Fire and Clear the Path.Guide your people’s passion and get out of the way. Autonomy and freedom increases passion, excitement and success.
Circumstances and daily experiences have enabled me to put across the above 4 lessons. As you look at your organization, at your people, at your culture, please think about how you can apply just one of these lessons, perhaps even just one part of one lesson.