We learn a lot about career growth and how much of that depends on the desire to be responsible. Taking responsibility is not for the business industry or university service personnel but for everyone who understands that responsibility is crucial for success. It helps you work through your mistakes without being weighed down by regret, guilt, or shame. Taking responsibility is also considered the highest mark of leadership building.
Being responsible, gives you a sense of accountability for whom you lead, what you’re in charge of or what you want to become. For example, a Customer Care responsibility may look like this: ‘Being responsible for making the customer happy or managing their emotions while they are in my care or having the consciousness that anything I do today will define the customer’s experience’.
Take for instance a university admission officer, responsible for the admissions of students, attending to the students in his care and ensuring everyone is satisfied with their university’s application. What about the attendants in the business industries? Imagine if they have this knowledge practised on a daily basis, it becomes a culture and we will bother little about the long queue in the end.
Taking responsibility for your own learning makes it easier to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Once these have been identified you can work on a learning plan that focuses on the areas that you need the most help with, increasing the speed of your learning, and building the skills you have been trying to perfect.