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Cultivate These 4 Skills to Increase Your Workplace Value

A list of the most important life skills one must have in order to survive and thrive in the new normal. While some industries are put on hold, it is important to have this skill set in order to adapt to whatever lies ahead.

by Nikki Ignacio July 14, 2020 15:00 PM

The past few years have seen a complete disruption of work and career norms. Thanks to the Internet, generational expectations and recent world events, what was considered "normal" even five years ago seems outdated; employees who can't adjust are at risk of getting left behind.

Whether you're looking for a new job or are protecting the one you currently have, we all undeniably need certain life skills that will help us thrive (and not just survive) at work. Here's a handy list of traits to preserve if we have them, and to cultivate if they’re still a little lacking in us.

Adaptability. ​The changing times call for people who can ride out the waves of change. This could mean having the ability to be efficient in a remote work setup, clocking in at different times of the week (for those part of a skeleton workforce), or finding an altogether new job or source of income.

Disruptive times like this pandemic are great at bringing out the can-do spirit in adaptable people. While the slowdown in business has undeniably hurt many business owners and employees, a creative few have been able to find the opportunities hiding in this crisis.

Creative innovation. ​If you have a passion project shelved or a small business idea that you've been holding off on, now might be the best time to put them back on the table. With movement limited, moneymaking ventures that can be done from home are a good idea to add to your cash flow and give you a creative outlet at the same time. Food, crafts, retail, pre-loved goods, and online services are worth looking into.

Consider the office workers now making a tidy alternative income making pastries for delivery, or other side-business success stories you’ve heard over the past few weeks. What revenue-earning skills have you not been able to use until recently? And how can you leverage them in the weeks ahead?

Work-life balance. ​You might have been hearing this phrase for a long time now, and for a good reason: You don't want to be burnt out nor too lax.

Avoid overworking yourself by setting up a proper workspace at home, which will also help you become more productive amidst the different distractions that might be around you at home. Setting boundaries for regular breaks and weekends will also help you get a better sense of routine.

Efficient organization skills. ​Whether it's maximizing your home workspace, fixing the logistics of your start-up, handling deliveries and payments, having a good workflow is key to letting you make the most of your time.

Get more productivity tips from ​Entrego​, your business partner that offers end-to-end logistics solutions. With technology-driven innovations, their full range of services helps you manage your business better without having to make you work out the logistics alone.

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