Updated: Aug 3, 2021
Modern workplace is dynamic and relies less on one's technical knowledge (hard skills). As technology speeds up, what is learnt yesterday needs to be unlearned today. Such a change can significantly impact one's career and professional prospects.
How should one approach this new workplace? How can one stay relevant? How can one stay engaged with the work? How can one be satisfied with the work?
The answer to many of these questions is to strengthen one's soft skills and build a reliable network of peers (not a large network, but of peers who professionally know you as an individual with your strengths and weaknesses). Keep in mind that this is not the same as your work colleagues or LinkedIn network contacts!
An effective peer for your professional development is typically, a) from a different employer, b) from a different function, c) with similar experience level d) with similar professional development goals and e) with at least some complementary strengths to your weaknesses that you want to improve upon
It is not easy to meet such peers in our daily interactions, it is even more difficult to broach the discussions and almost impossible to keep momentum and gain improvements as there doesn't exist a structure or platform to support and facilitate this process of peer based behavior modifications, which has been found to be highly effective in modern management research.
PB-Jam is pioneering this exciting area with platform, structure, research and content. Join us!