How to cope with all the changes in the world? Hack your values!

In a rapidly changing world, all talents must develop a growth mindset to keep up with all the innovations. But why is it so important that your company’s values are in line with your personal values then?

Guest Author At 14 February 2020 Avg. readingtime 3 minx read
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How to cope with all the changes in the world? Hack your values!

We are living in a world where the percentage of tasks done by AI increasing rapidly. The knowledge that is required for Engineers is getting more sophisticated and advanced.

An ordinary IT Engineer today needs to put more effort, creativity and cognitive ability in order to successfully manage the day to day work.

The challenges will increase

It is more likely to believe that these challenges will increase even more, especially when complex areas of our life get digitalized.

Therefore, it is important for Engineers to be a step ahead of those challenges in this new era of knowledge. They need to work for organizations that share the same values and a sense of purpose.

“Hack Your Values

The recommendation for talents would be to “Hack Your Values”. This means to let you choose a workplace that is in line with your values, and create an allowing and safe environment, where one can fail or take risks, this will consequently make your creativity flourish.

To stay relevant in your field you need to learn faster than the world is changing.

To stay relevant in your field you need to create a growth mindset and learn faster than the world is changing. It would not be possible if you work at a company that does not share your values. But when values align, it’s easier and more fun to learn new things and be innovative.

The orange color of the growth mindset brains reflects the greater activity in the brain, with more intensity. (Growth mindset by Carol Dweck)

In order for organizations to keep innovate, expand and meet the global competition that is increasing exponentially, they need to think of how to distribute their values to talents and how they are contributing to sustainability goals. If not, it won’t take long for talents to find a workplace that does. In the 21st century, your greatest competitive advantage will be your people to stay engaged, innovate and have good mental health.

“In the 21st century, your greatest competitive advantage will be your people to have good mental health.”

Social and environmental commitments

According to Deloitte study 76% of Millennials consider a company’s social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work. It’s a generation that was exposed to thousands of topics at a young age.

Millennials are exposed to thousands of topics at a young age.

More information about the organization’s values will allow the talents to decide if they resonate with the company’s values and mission. Are they able to place themselves in that environment? Will they contribute meaningfully to the team? Do they have a role to play in that organization’s story? With values in mind, you will break new grounds in your area and become hard to compete with.

About the author

Carwan Rasoal is founder of future recruitment platform Airjobb

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