Purpose: In this discussion, you will focus on the concept of a growth mindset and how it impacts you in the workplace and in your personal life.
Start by taking a look at the growth mindset infographic below. Last week you learned about the concept of growth mindset in Intellipath. Here is where we begin to put it into action! Growth mindset is powerful. It allows you to learn from you past experiences and leverage your future opportunities. The discussion will focus on how you can live this concept in your everyday interactions in life and work.
Continue on to your Unit 2 Learning Path in Intellipath (located in the Assignments List). This week we will introduce you to the most common workplace cultures. This information will help you make sense of the expectations of whatever workplace you might find yourself in and provide you with a clear path to making the most of the culture to further your own professional growth and development, using growth mindset. We will build on the information provided here next week in Unit 3, so take note!
Next, read! Spend some time with additional resources provided below and in the Course Resources section of the classroom. These resources will sum up the ideas and concepts introduced so far and help you retain them as you move forward.
Now that you have been introduced to the concept of growth mindset and reviewed the resources, think about how mindset impacts your ability to function as a professional.
Within the Discussion Board area, respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Take another look at the infographic above, and answer the following questions in your discussion response:
How do you think having a growth mindset impacts your ability to be effective in the workplace?
In what ways can you demonstrate a growth mindset in your interactions with team members in a professional setting? Please provide specific examples for this section.
How does having a growth mindset impact your ability to use digital tools (such as email, texting, video, phones, tablets, wearables, etc.) effectively outside of the workplace? Please provide specific examples in this section.
Peer Responses: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply. Consider the following questions:
Do you agree or disagree with the description of growth mindset presented by your peers? Why or why not?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
What have you learned from the examples your peers presented?
Reading and Learning Materials
Use these resources as a guide to help you complete this discussion:
Importance of Growth Mindset in the Workplace: Great visual guide on the elements of growth mindset and how they contribute to success
Cultivating Growth Mindset At Work: A resource with quick and easy tips to making growth mindset a part of your work
3 Ways Growth Mindset Benefits Companies and Employees: Discussion of how growth mindset creates an environment that is beneficial for both organizations and individuals
Holmes, N. (n.d.). Two mindsets [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.nigelholmes.com/gallery/
Klein, J. (2017, August 1). How to cultivate a ‘growth mindset’ at work. Retrieved from https://inspirehumanresources.com/bring-your-growth-mindset-to-work/
O’Hara, R. E. (2018, May 1). 3 ways a growth mindset benefits companies and employees. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/nudging-ahead/201805/3-ways-growth-mindset-benefits-companies-and-employees
Pawar, Y. (2018, August 21). Importance of encouraging growth mindset at the workplace. Retrieved from https://upraise.io/blog/importance-growth-mindset-workplace/
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