Growth in profession, an achievement
Keep rhythm to become an integral part of your organisation with seriousness towards career while rendering ethical services
Our professional life goes through many ups and downs, despite which ambition keeps us propelling to give thrust to our career for professional growth. People need to grow in their personal life as well as in profession, though they attach more importance to their professional growth.
This concept is quite evident, when we see those people, who have raised themselves in their profes- sional lives. They do have a long list of their achievements, awards, felicitations on their business cards, on their office walls or on their office tables. All these symbols of achievements become the asset of an individual. When in free moments he /she glance at them; they do have sigh of satisfaction, the satisfaction of recognition for what they have delivered through their professional efforts.
All these appraisals on the professional front distin- guishes a person from others. However, professional growth is not confined to growth in salary, which has been perceived as the only criteria to measure success in profession these days. There is always a comparison between salaries of professionals. This must not be the yardstick to assess their professional growth, as there are number of professions and each profession is different from another. Their demands and expectations are different. Professions are also different from each other in terms of skills required. Therefore, It would be foolish to compare professional achievements in terms of salary. When a small office clerk with his efforts becomes manager and an executive of a big conglomerate becomes manager, the quantum of rise in both the cases remain the same, but salary may not be.
Professional growth means a lot, but it is quite different from rise in salary. So, when we talk about professional growth, is it about rise in designation or rise in salary? is it about when we receive some award? Is it any distinctive contribution in the working practices? Is it achieving the targets? Is it making ourselves happy and energetic all the times? Is it helping others when they do need us? Is it supporting others? Is it realising the essence of profession or make others realise your presence through your work and attitude?
Believe it or not, but all the above mentioned concerns and many more, which are not mentioned above, are vital for rise in professional life. There is a simple mantra for the rise in profession, which is hidden in the word RISE itself. We need to be in 'rhythm'. We need to be an 'integral' part of our organisations. We need to be 'serious' about all our career, and we must be 'ethical' in working practices. If the mantra of RISE is applied properly, then by no means there will be any hurdle in individual's professional growth.
Literary 'rhythm' means movement or, procedure with uniform or patterned reoccurrence of a beat, accent or the like. But when we apply its context in professional life, it guides us for stability, regularity, consistency as well as dependability in performance. Consistence performance is quite difficult to achieve and sustaining the present position of grace and respect is even more difficult. The concept of rhythm in profession could be a highlighter and a path to professional growth.
Becoming an 'integral' part of organisation is again a tough and hard job. It requires lot of sweat, concern and sharing the vision of an employer or an enterprise. Integrity can be achieved through hard and smart work, where organisation and its objectives are always kept first and foremost in any circumstances and situations. When organisation grows because of integral efforts of professionals, there is always a rise in the profession itself.
There has been lot said and written about 'sincerity', but when it comes in perspective of rise in profession, it is all about individual, how much he/she is sincere, faithful and truthful about his/her ambitions, dreams and career.
Professional's seriousness could be measured to an extent by observing his/ her working style, his/her conduct with other stakeholders. Seriousness towards one's career is a sign of rise in profession. 'Ethics' is again instrumental in the rise in profession. Ethics is the moral correctness of specified conduct. It is not something that is right or wrong, instead it is reasonable or unreasonable.
There is a common practice these days,'chalta hai'. Rise in profession demands to get rid of these ill thoughts, which are not reasonable and affecting the lives of others with unethical practices and operations.
To conclude, rise in profession is a remarkable achievement, it might be at any level but keep rhythm to become an integral part of your organisation with seriousness towards career while rendering ethical services.