SHARE In everyday life we will be faced every so often with important decisions such as whether to take on a new challenge, like applying for a new job or starting a new course.
Like most professors in most colleges, my job has been a mix of teaching classes and other duties such as chairing an academic division and coordinating bi-weekly Chapel services.
The first project was leading a complete redesign of our college website. This may not seem like a big deal since colleges and businesses redesign websites all the time. But since our school is small and has very limited resources, we decided to build the new website ourselves, from scratch.
The second project was helping launch and market our new online program. I would have lots of help from other college staff, but I would ultimately be the Director of the new online program. As of now, Octoberwe are right in the middle of this process, with classes starting January Why would I accept these challenges that would take lots of time and energy, and how have they benefited me?
The reason is simple: New challenges in your work represent an opportunity for growth. There are four ways I have grown through my own challenges recently, and these are reasons you should embrace challenges as well.
Whether you like your current job or would like to move on, or even if you work for yourself, these are great reasons to consider accepting new challenges that are placed before you.
You can grow your skills. In my case, I knew that by working on our website I would strengthen my skills in web development, marketing, social media, team leadership, and communication. By working with the online program, I knew I would strengthen my skills in marketing and advertising, understanding of business and financial aid systems and government regulations!
But the biggest benefit was the opportunity to be trained and certified as an online instructor. But it does mean that when you have a new challenge in your work, you often have the opportunity to grow your skills. Your work is not just a simple exchange of time for money.
You receive far more from your work than a paycheck. You also receive value through the skills you develop. You can grow your value. There is no guarantee in any job. Gone are the days when you could count on working for one organization for a few decades before retirement. But it would foolish to ignore an opportunity to become more valuable.
I knew that by accepting some new challenges, I would become more valuable to my employer. Every time you improve yourself, it improves those around you.
A rising tide raises all the ships in the harbor.
It works the other way also. When others around you improve themselves, it ultimately benefits you as well. This is why you should view your co-workers as collaborators instead of competitors.
You can grow your relationships. Your work is ultimately all about people. People are the source of every great idea. People are the most important resource in any project.
And people are the ultimate users of every product or service we offer. Relationships are the glue that holds everything together, and the goal of everything we do.
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As a professor, your main work relationships are focused on students, professors and academic staff. But my work on the college website and online program have given me the chance to work with staff in our admissions, business, technology, administrative, and financial aid departments.
I have a new understanding of their expertise and how their work keeps the college running in ways I never realized.
You can grow your job satisfaction. There are two kinds of people in any workplace: If you are just enduring your job, a new challenge might be just what you need to start enjoying it more.
When I was offered the chance to take on some new things, I was able to renegotiate about half of my existing responsibilities. This allowed me to focus on my core strength area teaching courses related to music and the artsget involved in some new projects, and make the best possible contribution to the college.
However, it was also a chance to hand off some of my responsibilities to others, therefore offering them new challenges and the opportunity to grow.Suggested Citation:"3 Challenges in Clinical Research." Institute of Medicine. Transforming Clinical Research in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities: Workshop Summary.
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New challenges are opportunities for us. However, we don't always see it like that. The question is not how to lead a life in which we never feel the fear of failure but rather how do we move.
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