You finally feel settled in your job and you’re comfortable with your position, your co-workers and your workload. But now there’s an itch, a little something that’s saying, “I want more.”
You’re not interested in taking on more responsibility, but you want something different—you want to get more involved and maybe meet some new people within the company.
The Daily Muse’s Caroline McMillan offers three easy ways to get more involved:
- Create a club. If you aren’t interested in joining the company sports team and would prefer a low-key alternative, create your own. For example, start a book club, have a coffee shop gathering once a week or serve an ethnic food one day of the week for lunch. Do something new and spread the word for others to join.
- Go interdepartmental. When you’re assigned a project, reach out to people outside of your department. This not only gets you out of your office and into someone else’s, opening the door for a new experience, but it also helps you to expand your knowledge and take a well-rounded approach to your project.
- Make connections. Take the opportunity to draw connections in your company. For example, if you are working on marketing, take the lead in coordinating efforts with the online team to learn what online visitors are interested in learning about, and incorporate that into your department.
— Adapted from “Super-Easy Ways to Get More Involved at Work,” Caroline McMillan, The Daily Muse.