When I help leaders and teams create happier workplaces they often ask me why some people get stuck and some don’t. The answer is frequently that successful leaders ask for outside help so that they can learn new ways of doing things that interrupt the patterns they’ve established. Individuals have and amazing ability to get unstuck and succeed at higher levels if they simply ask someone for help.
One of the best ways to ask for help is to create teams at work where you can share ideas in a safe and welcoming environment. Working with others can help generate new ideas and approaches to the challenges you face. Your employees might even come up with a new process or procedure that will greatly improve your workplace. Asking for outside support from your team is a great way to access additional brain power.
If you’re stuck in the same rut it’s often refreshing to just have new perspectives and ideas. Try it sometime: think of something you want to work on in your workplace and then reach out to your team so they can help you get where you want to go. The only thing you have to lose is being stuck.