How to Grow Your Career and Diversify Skills with Stretch Assignments

Want to develop your capabilities in new fields? Leading employees who have the potential to branch out, like a web developer dabbling in graphic design or a content writer interested in coding? Expanding repertoires can take some effort but ultimately it will be worth it for both the individual and the organization. It’s what they call “stretch assignments” in corporate-speak. 
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How Stepping Out of Comfort Zones Aids Growth and Development

We love our comfort zones. Otherwise the term wouldn’t have the word “comfort” in it. Whether it’s lounging on the couch with the laptop or phone browsing videos, or taking a safe and steady career path doing things we’re OK at, comfort zones are the path of least resistance. We aren’t at risk, we aren’t challenged, we aren’t in danger of disastrous outcomes. But we aren’t growing, learning and improving as much either. And that’s not a good thing for those seeking personal growth and development.  If you’re fine with your routine, that’s okay. No problem. But if you aren’t satisfied with business as usual, if you want to become better and get more out of life? Then you’re going have to go out of your comfort zones. Becoming physically fit, excelling in your career, getting straight As at school, all these require challenges and risks. But the rewards will be worth it.
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