Does your Business employ a Growth Mindset? Here’s why you should…
Does your business view problems as opportunities for growth? Are you encouraged to learn something new each day? Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable and not afraid to make a mistake? If you answered yes to these questions, you are fortunate to be a part of an organization that operates with a growth mindset.
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has researched 20 years on growth vs. fixed mindsets and their workplace impact. Workers and organizations with a fixed mindset focus on getting approval, while those with a growth mindset focus on learning and the belief that you can grow and improve. It is easy to see how a growth mindset facilitates success.
Next time you find yourself getting frustrated when you are struggling with a problem at work, stop and reframe your attitude to see the situation as an opportunity to learn. If you make a mistake, view it as a learning opportunity.
Set a goal to read more books in and out of work. Listen to TED talks on subjects that will grow your aptitudes. Consider a LinkedIn Learning subscription. Attend a minimum of one training course per year aimed to expand your workplace skills. When you return, share what you learned with your co-workers.
At Extreme Molding, we thrive on challenges, which is one of the keys to our success. We have a leadership book club that encourages our team to learn and grow continually. We believe in our ability to solve problems and be better today than we were yesterday.
Fostering a growth mindset in the workplace starts with the leadership of the organization. If you would like to learn more, I suggest you read “Mindset, The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck. As we start 2021, ensuring you approach life and work with a growth mindset is a worthy goal!