This time of year typically marks the beginning of the spring-cleaning season. Spring cleaning can mean more than just dusting and packing up your winter sweaters and boots. Spring is a great time to reflect on your career and determine your intentional career growth plan. Whether you’re working toward a promotion with your current employer or actively looking for a new job, this is the perfect season to take a fresh look at your career goals.
The next series of blogs will provide you with tools on how to use the Producktivity® Principles to plan your next career move. The versatility of the Producktivity® Principles allows you to effectively assess your career goals and move your ideas to action.
Producktivity® is a unique, interactive personal and professional organizational tool that assists individuals and organizations with improving their decision making and time management skills. Producktivity® is based on three principles: Identify, Connect and Organize.
Principle #1: Identify
Identifying your ducks gives you the foundation to make an informed decision. There are different ways to gather information and the use of a variety of methods helps you identify all of your possibilities. Strategies include Brainstorm, Collect Data, andResearch.
Principle #2: Connect
This is a critical principle that tends to be overlooked. You are so eager to check something off of your ever-growing list that you forget to take a step back and reflect on the bigger picture. What is your vision, and how will your ducks add value to your pond? It is imperative to critically analyze and make the connections between the information collected and what is needed from your human and financial resources to accomplish your goals. Strategies includeDream Big, Analyze, and Define Resources.
Principle #3: Organize
Because you took the necessary time to identify your ducks and connect with your vision, organizing will be easier. Planning and prioritizing your tasks allows you to manage your time more efficiently and achieve your personal and professional goals more effectively. Strategies include Plan, Prioritize, and Manage Time.
These principles allow you to move your ideas to action by providing the necessary framework for effective decision making and prioritization.
The secret of change is to not focus all of your energy on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Socrates, Philosopher