Bring innovation, remain motivated
Prof Manhar Arora
Everyday is a wonderful day. It comes with lot of wonders, some are pleasant and others unpleasant. But the day keeps many folded facts for all of us. These folded facts when unfold become source of inspiration for us to do new and more everyday. We may identify certain happenings on a given day that we have not expected at all. Then all of a sudden we are forced to think about them and react with surprise.
Routine sets monotony
Something similar happens at workplaces. The volatile nature of workplace is somehow responsible for the employees’ behaviour. Creating a monotonous environment or predicted culture can cause damage in the performance of the employees. At workplace employees are given the same work everyday, and most of the employers do not give their employees a chance to change the working procedure. The employees always look for wonders to happen. Even if they have a wonderful day, there are no wonders for them. They seem to be bound by the routines and procedures. Doing same routine becomes monotonous. They always look for change and search for something that they have not done in the past. This search leads them to think for a change of an employer or become so mild that do not take any interest in their job. In this episode, there are frequent chances that an organisation might loose a talented employee.
Innovation holds the key
On other hand, some employees also have a tendency to loose their interest in job due to lack of patience and toler- ance. It has been revealed by the studies that present generation has low level of patience. They want everything to happen in pace and according to their timeline. They do not allow things to get mature in natural time. But with some unnatural methods and procedures they want to achieve the same results in less time. In both the situations, for the employers and for the employees, where satisfaction level is low and lack of patience is inevitable, one thing that comes to rescue is “The Innovation”. Innovation holds the key to success for the organisations and also for the working professionals.
Though this is magical word in the conferences, meetings, seminars and office discussions, but the real use of innovation is missing from workplaces. Many have taken wrong meaning of innovation as a complete revolution or a big change in all over. Many have thought it as if something new will happen and would become difficult to manage. Many have implemented, but with limitations and restrictions. The core spirit of innovation is still not available in the workplaces.
It is to inform that innovation can be introduced at every level. It is not necessary that it should start from the top through a major procedural change. An innovation can take place while having smile on your face, change in office objects, posters and notices on the boards, even while offering a tea to customer. Innovation is an improvisation and improvisation is bringing some newness with an objective to get perfection and enhancement. There must be efforts to improve day-by-day. Doing same task again and again and with the same methods do improve the efficiency in that work, but at the same time reduces the charm and interest of an employee, if he/she is ambitious and think for advancement in career.
Here I present you three methods with which an employee can remain motivated by bringing innovation in work.
Create opportunities for learning and advancement
Do not look for others to create opportunities for your at workplace. As an employee create opportunities for continuous learning on the job. By fostering talent of employees, organisations can expand employees’ skill sets. Create challenging jobs for yourself. Challenging jobs can groom talented employees as well as foster commitment to the organisation. When challenged by work and when offered career growth, professional development and supportive supervision, employees gain job satisfaction and confidence in their success.
Research suggests that people with meaningful work are happier and score high on job satisfaction, which translates into strong performance. By introducing innovation, one