Being in your comfort zone at your workplace is, well, comforting. You go into the office, you breeze through your workday and you clock off. Easy, right? But before long this will likely become boring, as you feel unchallenged and uninspired. Is it time for you to step out of your comfort zone? We explore this and show you why it might be time to inject some new life into your career.
The Same Old Routine
Maybe this sounds familiar...
Your job is like clockwork - predictable in every way. The security guard greets you when you walk in the door for work. You clock in and take your possessions to your locker. You exchange hellos and your team checks in with your supervisor for the daily scrum. He begins to rattle off his list and your mind begins to drift: “If only there was something new you could do to change things up a bit.” It would be great to not feel so bored and burned out. Team members begin to call out how they’ll tackle the list, breaking up as they divide and conquer, but you’re still standing there daydreaming and staring at your supervisor.
How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
You speak up, “Is there anything else you’re working on that I could help you with?” Flipping through his notepad, he shares how he’s been so busy lately he hasn’t had a chance to troubleshoot task X, Y, Z. You do what you do well, but you haven’t ever done THAT before! You decide to be bold (rather than bored) and, hey, it doesn’t hurt to offer. If not, you’ll just go back to the same old, same old. He thinks about it and agrees. The next thing you know, the two of you are working as a small team on a new project and you’re learning a new skill!
How pepelwerk can help
If you are tired of being bored, it's time to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty and step out of your comfort zone. You might be able to do this within your current workplace or it might be time to move on. In the Talent pool, nobody wants to float around on an inner-tube feeling like they're wasting their day at work.
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