Self-Management in the Workplace

Over the last few years I have watched my daughters venture out into the world of work and come to the same realization that I had at their age:  school does not teach us the people and self-management skills that help us succeed in the workplace.

The concept of managing your “self” in the workplace is not new and over the last 40 years it has grown to include a wide-variety of transferable skills and attitudes. When a person is ready to explore “self-management” they will find many situations and lessons they can learn from on a daily basis.  As my co-worker, Angela, has stated it is best to “aim for continuous improvement, not instant success” when applying change to your life.  Part of “self-management” is the determination to take responsibility and make the changes needed for your workplace success.

Success in your job is linked to how well you manage yourself and situations as well as your ability to do your job every day.  So, what happens when you or someone you work with is unprofessional?  How does a poor work attitude affect a team? Where do you turn when you or a co-worker struggle with communication, conflict or confidence issues?

Check out our previous posts and keep watching our blog as we address these – and more – people and self-management themes:

  • Goals
  • Conflict
  • Communication
  • Stress
  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Self-awareness
  • Professionalism

The least of learning is done in the classrooms.
~Thomas Merton

~ Kirsten, Business Manager


2 Responses to “Self-Management in the Workplace”

  1. elaine Says:

    looking forward to the following blogs!

  2. Junaid Says:

    Very good, small but effective

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