The role and responsibilities of professionals, needs to change and evolve over a period of time. People often ask me how this can be done. So here are six easy steps to do just that.

  1. One of the easy ways to make this change happen is to track the changes happening in the industry vis a vis your role.
  2. Even if you do not have a network of professionals in the same role at other organisations, just look up the job descriptions of a role on multiple job boards. See if you fancy any new addition to your role and list that on your KRA.
  3. Don’t be over ambitious though. Understand what you can do and what you cannot keeping your organisational context in perspective.
  4. Identify low hanging achievables and jot them down.
  5. Make a separate list for training and certifications that you need to achieve a certain competency.
  6. And last but not the least, keep abreast of what is happening in your organisation and the industry in general. An outdated professional with a meritorious past is the worst qualification to have.

Just remember that if you don’t own your own growth, no one else will.