What is a growth mindset? And how can we encourage a growth mindset at the workplace?
People with a growth mindset are more likely to enjoy learning, seek out situations to experiment, and see failure as an opportunity to grow.
On the other hand, people with fixed mindsets are easily discouraged by setbacks. They tend to become uninterested and quickly give up.
Growth Mindset At The Workplace
When our results or those of our teams aren’t as expected, we could go down a spiral of impatience, despair, and judgment.
And where focus goes, energy flows. If we continue down that spiral of despair, it is a destructive path and one that’s very difficult to get out from. Thus, encouraging a growth mindset at the workplace is crucial to both an individual and the team’s overall performance.
Hard work, effort, and persistence are essential, but so is having that underlying belief that you control your destiny.
Adopting a Growth Mindset: Questions to Ask Ourselves
Try to look at each day, opportunity, or results with a mindset to grow. Here are some questions that can help encourage a growth mindset at the workplace:
- What is one action that I can take to make the best of this day or situation?
- What’s within my sphere of influence? (Beware: don’t play too small & ask for support if needed.)
- What’re some resources (people, skills, tech, etc.) that I have access to that’ll help me?
The fact is, you can work hard and still feel stuck because your mindset may not be supporting your goals the best way possible. A growth mindset translates to better decision-making skills, better communication, and reaping immense benefits in all spheres of life.
I’d love to know what you think about this, do comment below. What are your insights from this post? How do you encourage a growth mindset at your workplace?