Organizational psychologist Carol Dweck defines a ‘growth mindset’ as a belief system where an individual believes that his personality and skills can be improved over time. Such people accept challenges and are open to constructive criticism. They are not afraid of making mistakes. In her article for The Enterprisers Project, Stephanie Overby suggests qualities that an IT professional should procure.
How Does a Growth Mindset Help an IT Professional?
Employees with a growth mindset are an asset to the organization and a sheer delight to work with. It is challenging for everyone to be aware of the latest technology and work culture. People with a growth mindset have an advantage over people with a fixed mindset. They undertake challenges instead of accepting situations as they are. Here are some qualities that substantiate a growth mindset:
Professionals with a growth mindset are curious about life. They trust their hunch and learn from situations they are exposed to. The more they question and introspect, the more they improve.
People with a growth mindset do not stick to past accomplishments. They are driven by unstoppable vigor of surpassing themselves at every opportunity. They collaborate with the team and aspire to push them forward.
A Growth mindset instills the notion of questioning the process that generates innovative ideas. With the help of an imaginative mindset, people leverage the past and build up the future.
Professionals with a growth mindset are inherently optimistic. It makes them a robust team player as humility and optimism uplifts morale and helps their future endeavors.
People with a growth mindset tend to be courageous and open-minded. To enhance their growth mindset, IT professionals should be aware of their decisions and welcome new challenges.
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