“Pivot refers to the change you make when you realize that you have reached a point in your career when you are ready for more challenges and responsibilities.”
In your career, knowing when to pivot is essential; however, it is more complicated than we imagine.
After seven to eight years of working what’s the single factor that will lead you to change your career? Over the years, I’ve realized that the only move that matters is the next one.
So, how do you reach the next level in your career? I hear this question quite frequently, regardless of the industry or field they are working in. Of course, an ambitious professional will want to know how to get ahead in their career. However, what you need to realize is everyone starts out with different strengths and skill-gaps, so the best advice for getting to that next level you so desire is customized for each person.
There is a general process that almost everyone looking to grow their career should do; to take a step back, analyze their strengths and decide what they need to do to reach the next level of their career. That said, in today’s rapidly evolving workplace, where technologies change at breakneck speed, it’s essential to ensure your knowledge and skills are kept current.
The best companies have the best people. You will find that once you are keen to invest in yourself, the organizational ecosystem (your managers and the learning interventions) also invest in you. That’s because more and more organizations and leaders within these organizations realize it’s important to invest in your growth.
Brillio is no different. In our endeavor to enable our mid-managers take up leadership roles we have designed a comprehensive 360 degree training program – Brillio Evolve.
An outcome driven program, Brillio Evolve focusses not only on the professional growth of the participants but also the business with the objective to help them feel more confident, and in certain situations measure success through quantifiable self-assessments.
We believe that by developing our employees’ leadership skills at an early stage, we’ll be able to equip them with the knowledge to take on leadership roles early on in their careers, thus helping them ‘evolve’.
Keeping this in mind, the program covers skill enhancement interventions in areas such as communication training, relationship building, understanding customer expectations and their business and domain context.
At the end of the program, the participants also received counseling in the form of feedback, assessment of their work and coaching to help them get to the next level of their work. The end result of the first batch of the program has been a team of enthusiastic future leaders who’re ready and capable of taking on multi-faced roles that enable them to be in the driver’s seat when steering towards their next level of career.
One cannot overstate the importance of learning and up skilling to drive personal and professional growth and success in today’s rapidly evolving world of work.
About the Author
As the global delivery head of Digital Infrastructure services practice, Siva is at the forefront of leading enterprise technology strategy for digital transformation objectives of customers. He has successfully built and managed a global high performance delivery team at Brillio, that powers the digital forays of leading global brands.