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July 11, 2012

Take Initiative at Work

Many managers like employees who are proactive–who identify what needs to be done and address issues before they become problems. There are many advantages of taking initiative. You can:

  • Gain new skills and sharpen existing ones by stretching and growing in new areas.
  • Energize your day by working on interesting challenges.
  • Increase your self-confidence and sense of achievement.

Is there something in your area of responsibility where you could take initiative? Can you streamline a process or remove an obstacle to productivity? Look for ways to do things faster, easier, more efficiently and take initiative to improve. Make a plan and approach your manager or supervisor with your ideas.

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