Growth is a painful process as it requires continuous effort despite failures. However, it’s an inevitable outcome that only comes through determination. And we are preparing for this journey this year, so we had a 5-day webinar series last January 25th to 29th. Topics covered were Dealing with Growth [Dealing with Differences], Striving for Continuous Growth [Kaizen], Embracing Change [Being Adaptable], and Xilium 2021: Our Collective Ambition.
It’s human nature to resist change – mainly when it pertains to adversity and challenges. So to jumpstart the week, we had a talk on Dealing with Growth with our HR Officer Mary May “Emz” Montaño. Emz gave tips on how to deal with growth and the key traits that can help employees embrace it. “Own your mistakes and accept criticism. Learn to bounce back when things don’t go as planned,” she shared during her talk. She also emphasized these traits: being adaptable, remembering the purpose of your growth, and being resilient.
One of the biggest hurdles to success is dealing with different people. She also talked about dealing with differences. A clash of personalities may result in productivity slowing down and missing a target. It’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re working toward the same objective. Emz believes differences can be advantageous when balance is created. “Respect begets respect,” she said. It’s not always about winning an argument. This time we have to work as a team toward one common goal.