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July 16, 2021 | 1 min read
Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.
Regardless of your job role or industry of employment, it’s important to understand how to excel at work and uphold the needs of your employer. One way to accomplish these goals is by Taking Ownership at work, which allows you to become more aware of your role within the larger context of your company. By researching the importance of work ownership and Taking Ownership in the workplace, you have the ability to maximize your contributions to your company.
Taking Ownership in the workplace helps with motivation in your job role, as it empowers you to ask questions, develop ideas and get feedback on your efforts instead of waiting to receive answers from your superiors. When Taking Ownership of your work, you maintain good communication with your direct superior and ask questions about the reasoning behind new assignments or job tasks. This helps you direct your work activities toward accomplishing company goals.
Taking Ownership encourages you to expand your skill set, take on additional responsibilities and pursue new job roles, which can help you take proactive steps in your career. Because Taking Ownership in the workplace encourages accountability and communication with your superiors, it helps you complete your work while thinking of how it affects others and ensures you speak with your superior to learn more about their expectations.
An ownership mindset means taking responsibility for outcomes and being empowered to make the decisions that will lead to those outcomes. To cultivate an ownership mindset on your team, focus on transparency, autonomy, and customer empathy.
The Harappa program that focuses on Taking Ownership as a Thrive Skill is the First Time Manager Program.
Other Thrive Skills under LEAD are Self-Directedness, Purposeful Living, Prudent Risk-Taking, Productive Delegation, Outcome Orientation and Managerial Courage.