Prov.14:23 (KJV) In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
John Ruskin has rightly said , ///”The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
Hence, it has become very imperative to take a quick but critical and honest look at our current work environments (and this means the entire people, tools and job roles or processes mix.)
In this regard, the following kinds of work environments exist:
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it
There is the one in which day to day operations challenge and train the individual to improve on his present role.
There is another where daily operations build up capacity by stretching the individual beyond the demands of his current role, as well as exposing him to trends beyond the four walls of his office or even the confines of his industry.
This prepares him for the next level, making him more fit for tomorrow!
However, if an individual happens to be in an environment where there is no more room for growth and development, then there might be need to make a change.
For instance if daily operations are routine, and hence make no demand on employees’ mental and innovative capacities, then it’s not time to relax because if care is not taken, people in such environments become rusty and literally depreciate in value!
How would you rate your work environment? With whom do you interact in business?
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise:
but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Pro 13:20 (KJV)
This analysis is vital for proper personal positioning on the job and suggests the stance to assume as regards personal growth and development.
Lord, Your word says that he who walks with wise men shall be wise. Let Your tender mercies and grace please position me in places conducive for my growth and development, places compliant with my Next Level in life. Amen.
Funmi Adebayo (c) 2015