Success at Workplace!

What is success? And what does it mean for the employees in the work environment? Well, it may have different meanings depending on their individual goals and values. Some may define success as career advancement and promotions while others may see it as financial stability. Many may see it as being able to achieve work-life balance, and job satisfaction, or maybe just doing some meaningful work for that matter.

While success for employees is subjective and personal, it can encompass a variety of factors that contribute to overall well-being and fulfillment in their professional and personal lives.

Success is often measured in both ways socially and financially. Social standards mean a person’s reputation, status, and recognition in their community, while financial stability, on the other hand, points to the employees’ ability to provide for themselves and their families with a stable source of income. Both of these factors can play a role in determining success for employees, who may seek both financial security and recognition for their work.

It depends on individual priorities and values, where some people may value recognition, status, and the approval of their peers as the markers of success. However, many others may place a higher priority on financial stability and wealth garnered in their jobs and careers. For some people, success may mean achieving acceptance in their community, while for others, it may just mean wealth accumulation, and for some, probably both.

Whether it’s social recognition or money, it brings happiness and fulfillment, but ultimately, the definition of success will vary from person to person. Interestingly, for employees setting individual goals that align well with the company goals can bring in more success.

If the employees review company goals, where they start understanding the company’s mission, values, and objectives to gain a clear picture of what the organisation is working towards. They need to identify their individual and collaborative roles within the organisation and assess how their role fits into the company’s larger mission. They also need to get a grip on what specific tasks they’re responsible for to meet the company’s goals. Once done, they can set personal goals within the work environment.

Based on the company goals, they can prioritise what they want to achieve in their role and set specific, measurable, and achievable goals for themselves. They need to then align their personal goals with the company goals by looking for overlap between their goals and the company’s objectives.

Eventually tracking the progress and adjusting the goals as needed to be in perfect alignment with the company’s goals can lead them to make a sure recipe for success. Besides, regular and open communication with the seniors in the hierarchy to ensure that the personal goals align with the company goals, and to get feedback and support in achieving them is crucial to move help moving up the corporate ladder.

Curiosity drives individuals to seek out new information, ask questions, and to find innovative solutions to problems. Creativity allows individuals to come up with novel ideas and perspectives. Collaboration allows individuals to work together, leveraging the diverse skills, knowledge, and experiences of the team to achieve common goals.

For employees at work, if these qualities are combined, individuals can drive growth and innovation, and achieve greater success. Success often comes from a combination of curiosity, creativity, and collaboration!

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Praveen Nagda
Praveen Nagda is the CEO of Peregrine Public Relations, a full-service corporate communications and public relations consultancy firm delivering a pan-India reach to its clients. He also heads White Coffee, an independent events & celebrity engagement company.

Praveen has been closely associated with many national and international events related to cinema for children, art and culture. He has a well-rounded experience that cuts across all key sectors of PR & Corporate Communications.

He started his career with URJA Communications, an advertising agency specialising in technology brands, where he was instrumental in developing the PR division. Post this, he had a stint with Horizons Porter Novelli, a global public relations consultancy. Thereafter, he was heading the IT & Telecom division at Clea PR, a leading Indian public relations and communications company followed by a fairly long stint with Omnicom Group agencies viz. TBWA\India and Brodeur India.

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