When it comes to professional development, we have to be willing to stretch past our comfort zones and try new things. This is the only way in which we can successfully grow in our careers. Our Nation United learning environment is designed to empower our people to take risks as they develop new skills or try innovative techniques to reach goals. Let’s discuss why eschewing comfort zones makes a difference for people and for businesses alike.
The first key to remember is if we want to achieve our objectives, we need to reach higher each time. Otherwise, we stagnate, or get into a rut. For individuals, staying within our comfort zones prevents us from reaching our career objectives. This is why, in our Nation United advancement program, we set goals with increasing responsibilities that challenge our people to become more proficient. As they reach milestones, they become more confident.
In a business setting, we never want to settle for status quo. Companies that become complacent often find themselves being quickly surpassed by the competition. Firms that want to maintain a comfortable lead need to continually innovate. In our Nation United office, we encourage our people to collaborate to improve processes, create more impactful outreach campaigns, and exceed goals.
When we move out of our comfort zone, we grow into new opportunities.