Why Employees with a Growth Mindset are so Valuable

Why Employees with a Growth Mindset are so Valuable
March 4, 2020 WorkPlan

When hiring a new staff member or even a whole new team, there are lots of things to be taken into account. So many things that sometimes we end up getting bogged down in checklists full of test results, qualifications and years of experience. While these are all relatively important components of what a potential candidate does (or doesn’t) have to offer, we often forget to think about what should be one of the most crucial and valuable qualities an employee can have: a growth mindset.

Don’t Pigeonhole your Business

When you make the decision to only hire staff based on their specific skill set or abilities, you may be pigeonholing your company. Don’t get us wrong, it’s great to have ‘the stats guy’ who lives and breaths your business analytics from morning to night or the whiz in accounting who’s excellent at managing the company money and assets. However, when you only hire people based on these niche or specific skills, your company will only ever be able to function within these areas alone, making growth and expansion difficult.

You can’t plan for everything…

An author named Jim Butcher wrote, “You can’t plan for everything, or you never get started in the first place” and we couldn’t agree with him more. Studies show that people with a growth mindset are often more successful because they aren’t afraid to make mistakes as long as they can learn from them. To clarify, we aren’t saying that it’s okay for one of your staff members to lose a multi-million dollar client, shrug their shoulders and chalk it up as being part of a learning curve. Definitely not. However, growth mindset people are more focused on taking action rather than spending all of their time planning for the future. This eagerness to experiment and learn from your mistakes as you go, rather than poring over every last detail that could or might go wrong, has the potential to expand the boundaries of your company like never before.

You have to move with the times

Today, almost every industry, business and workspace are built upon a foundation of technology. Technology is showing no signs of slowing down whatsoever, quite the opposite. As a result, to run a successful organisation, you must be willing to move with the times and incorporate the necessary technology into your business. Those with a growth mindset are much more open-minded and therefore much more capable when it comes to adapting to new systems, devices and programs. These are the kind of people who will help spur your business into the future and ensure that you aren’t left behind and forgotten.

At Workplan, our programs are designed to keep your staff engaged and focused on growth that will be beneficial to both them and the organisation. To keep your team on a path of development and your business on the path to success, get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and programs!

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