Just Do It!

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Doing it Right
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As an employee, you may be asked by superiors to take on job roles or tasks that may be challenging. Rather than shying away from it, you can see these as opportunities to learn new skills and knowledge. In the longer-term, the experience and exposure gained from accepting such challenges can help you to advance in your career pursuit.

  1. Clarify the role, responsibilities and objectives of the challenging task.
  2. Identify resources and help required (if applicable) to achieve the outcome.
  3. Start executing the task and coordinate / collaborate with relevant co-workers.
  4. Ask for help or intervention by superiors if necessary.
  5. Provide update and obtain feedback/ guidance from superior at planned junctures. Celebrate small victories/ accomplishments as you see the progress of work done.

  1. Organisation / management
    • Ensure new employees are paired up with experienced workers.
    • Provide enough tools / resources for ‘workplace trainers’ where needed.

  2. Workplace ‘trainer’
    • Give employee time to craft an implementation plan with specific timeline, incorporating tasks/ activities, planned resources and progress updates.

  3. Workplace ‘learner’
    • Ask questions if you encounter any difficulty that may prevent you from achieving the agreed outcomes.
    • Plan and give sufficient advance notice when asking for resources and help (if applicable).