Career growth from 2017 to 2018!
2017 was an interesting year. We saw the roll-out of GST, the popularity of bitcoin and the linking of Aadhaar with our bank accounts. Sectors such as E-payments and IT were hiring more than they were in 2016, and fields such as Analytics and Product design gained importance. 2017 was also the year that Generation Z (born in 1995) started entering the workforce in large numbers, bringing with it new ways of working. Snapchat and Instagram gained a lot more followers with several from the newer generation preferring these platforms to earlier options. So how can you transition well to the new year? Here are a few steps you can take as the new year begins!
- Reflect on the year gone by: Let us aim to learn from the past year. Look at what went well and what could have been better in your professional path. What were some mistakes that you can learn from? Who are some people who inspired you? What are some projects where you had an impact? Now this year, build on your strengths and accept your development areas. Work to acquire new skills to enhance your performance and leave a lasting impact on the organization you are working with. If you have committed errors, reflect on why they happened and how you can avoid them going forward.
- Set new goals: A new year brings new opportunities. Set higher goals for yourself in 2018 than 2017. Make a plan for yourself, month by month. Give yourself some motivation to achieve your goals step by step. Think about what really matters to you by taking out time for yourself to introspect. Get inspired by your achievements in the past year and strive to maximize your potential in 2018! Think deeply about all the learnings of 2017 and absorb them so that in 2018, you can focus on embracing the new year.
- Invest in yourself: Plan for time in 2018 to balance your career aspirations with a healthy body and mind. Generation Z is keen to have it all – both personal and professional happiness. You can start by working out through yoga, dance, gymming or zumba. You can take time for meditation and enjoying passions such as music and art. Music soothes your mind and channels your energy properly. Interestingly, art and yoga will increase your attention span and memory! Make sure you are getting enough sleep. If you are healthy and positive, nothing can stop you from achieving your goals!
As long as you vow to grow and develop yourself, 2018 will be bringing a better you! Remember that with Generation Z coming in, workplaces will have to adjust to their work styles. They are looking for more fun at work, more work-life integration, and more independence in their work. In the midst of all this reflection, also take some time out to have fun before the new sets of targets kick in. Take time out to catch-up on the best books, movies and trends of 2017. Catch-up with close family and friends, and wish them for the new year. So what’s in store for you in 2018? Time will tell.
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