Learning does not necessarily end when you get a job or when you graduate. In fact, more learning is required after you get the job or else you will be replaced with someone that has learned more than you.
If you stop learning after your graduation you will find it hard to get a job either because you will always come second best to people that have decided to continue learning more and thus more expertise than you do have
At the end of it, you should never stop learning at all in life. The following are reasons why it is important to keep learning new things at work:
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1. Keeps your skills up to date with the current trends.
Imagine a marketer who cannot use Facebook or Twitter. You are definitely going to lag behind because of the failure to learn and move with the current trend.
Right now any person working in the marketing department however old they are, they should already be equipped with social media optimization strategies and skills for their business or companies as it can greatly influence the productivity at work
2. Improves your creativity at work
Learning will put you in a position to be creative considering you already have all the knowledge needed to do something. Take for instance you are a marketer and you have decided to learn about social media marketing which I think is a must.
The knowledge and skills you would have gained from the lessons you learned when combined with your other skills put you in a position to think and create a way you are actually going to mix (marketing mix) both for the best results. If your creativity skills come off well the results are unstoppable
3. New skills help you retain your job
Well, you are going to be replaced if someone else can do your job just as you but with a few added skills that you don’t have. Learning new skills keeps you in a position of not being easily replaceable because you can offer better or the same as anyone else who you could be replaced with
Your employer is also likely to keep you considering that you are multipurpose in a couple of services you can offer, so they would not need to hire another person when they can actually use you.
So if you are an English teacher, who can teach French too, there would be no need to hire a French teacher when you are around. Besides you can be replaced with a teacher that can teach both
4. Improves your productivity
Definitely, your productivity will be improved through the increased knowledge you would get from learning new things at your workplace.
The learning process in addition to the acquired skills and work experience will put you in a position where you know what needs to be done at what time in what quantities and with what requirements in order to attain best-desired results
These would also be achieved through research and testing different items to come up with what style or formula brings in the best results
5. Personal growth at work
One way of growing as a person is learning new things. And the workplace is a good environment for that.
It’s one of the places you can learn a lot of things that make you a better person and one of them is teamwork, putting your grievances aside with workmates for the sake of full filling your obligations.
This makes you gain teamwork skills from work makes which are applicable anywhere in everyday life and to add on that everyone would want you to be part of their team
6. Getting promoted at your workplace
Learning new things at work puts you in a position to be promoted at work. This mainly happens because you are informed and skilled in a couple of aspects of the job.
If you are skilled and knowledgeable about a lot of things at your workplace, you are in a position to spearhead different projects to work as a team
This comes off as you know what happens in each department at work and how all departments can individually work together for best results collectively under your guidance something that would be hard for someone with limited knowledge and skills
7. Improves your work profile or C.V
One of the things that make a worker prominent is his being multipurpose. The fact that your employer could use your skills in a couple of ways makes you stay relevant to your workplace
This also makes you employable and you can easily look for a new job anywhere in case you are growing in your career and you need to move away from your current workplace
It would be hard to seek new employment opportunities with limited skills under your belt.
8. To keep you motivated
Most people work because they have to. It’s the reality of life most people have no choice about it or else you will not earn a living.
But it’s hard to keep up with what you hate just because you must and you have no choice about it.
One way of keeping your work motivation high is doing something worth and while something to look up to.
One of the things to look up to are the new things you are learning and anticipating the time you will be able to apply them. What’s the point in learning something you will never apply any way
This would also help you love your job since you have something to look up to and considering most people really hate their jobs and wouldn’t want to learn anything new associated with their work
9. Springs up new ideas
A new or unique idea is a very priceless asset but the only way you can know an idea is new is if you learn everything associated with it and conclude nothing else as it exists.
If you think generating an idea is easy, try to think of anything you think is unique and Google it. You will be surprised to find a lot of people who think exactly like you.
So one way to get a new idea is first learning about other existing ideas other people generated so that you can fill the unutilized gap therein or else you will end doing duplicated work
10. Learning at work prepares you for the unexpected
We cannot prevent what we cannot predict but at least we can prepare for anything through learning about it.
What would you do if a workmate had a heart attack when you don’t know how to give CPR and how will you even know they need a CPR if you have never learnt anything about.
Deciding to learn more at your workplace puts you in position to handle a lot of unforeseen circumstances that you may face at work and you not have prepared for them but at least you would be informed about to do if they come
At the end of reading this, you will have a good reason to learn something new at your workplace and so that you are able to something to put on the table for your workplace