In order for individuals to drive success and create lasting results in both their personal and professional careers they must do so by developing professional habits in the workplace. At ProHabits, we believe that purpose inspires, values guide, and habits define the way in which we interact with the world. This is why we’ve developed our system: to help guide individuals towards professional success one habit at a time.
When signing onto ProHabits, your team has the ability to sign up for a track, a ProTrack, of daily activities that work towards a greater set of goals. In turn, this creates a lasting set of habits around the ProTrack. Below you will find a brief introduction into our current ProTracks, their ultimate goals, and example activities your team will be tasked with throughout the course of their program.
Teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. Engage the habits that support collaboration, team cohesion, trust and alignment.
Sing Their Praises From the Mountains: Today, recognize good work being done by someone on your team. This will help boost their confidence and promote them to continue their excellent performance.
Hello From the Other Side: Give a warm greeting and have a brief chat with three team members you pass when you arrive at the office this morning. If you’ve already arrived, briefly chat with the teammates you pass on your way out.
According to Henry Ford, “Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.” Learn the habits of productivity to ensure that you and your your team won’t waste time, effort, resources, or one drop of sweat on unnecessary actions.
Build your team’s LEAN muscles
Prioritize to Optimize
Innovate sustainable waste-crushing strategies
Climb Your Biggest Hill First: Today, think of your most challenging task that you are capable of doing on your own. Try to prioritize it first thing this morning, before your phone starts buzzing and inbox starts filling up.
Write Tomorrow’s To-Do List: Before the end of the day, write your to-do list for tomorrow. Begin the list with the most important task and don’t forget to schedule some breaks as rewards.
It’s not just about how smart or talented you are anymore. In this modern world, the ability to focus is THE key to
performance and success. Train the habits that promote uninterrupted focus and conquer the myth of multitasking by learning how to design your environment, mindset, and schedule to ensure sustained focus when it’s needed most.
Train your mental focus muscles
Control Your Environment: Seek out the least distracting environment for tasks requiring your full focus and complete tasks that don’t require as much focus in places where you’re less productive.
Walk With Your Work: Research has shown that regular walking can help increase your focus during the day. Try taking a five minute walk with your thoughts on whatever it is you’re working on. You might be surprised at the clarity you’ll find just by changing your pace and space.
The best way to ensure yours and your team’s personal and professional development is to foster an environment of mutual influence, feedback, and opportunity. Learn the habits of unlocking the wisdom and accountability of your tribe by encouraging autonomy and inviting every team member into joint problem solving.
Develop 2-way feedback streams
Encourage creativity, innovation, and wise risk-taking
Learn to capitalize on personal and team-based strengths
Recognize Progress: Today, provide a team member with feedback about how they are developing. Be specific.
Misery Loves Company: Today, have a conversation with a coworker about a challenge you or they are currently facing. Be understanding and try to find the possibility or opportunity in their challenge.
Feedback can be one of the most effective methods of sparking change within your team members and organization as a whole. Finding ways to effectively communicate with others while also ensuring healthy communication streams can aid both you and your organization by allowing for feedback that encourages one another to do bigger and better things.
Allow for constructive criticism and feedback to be just that; constructive
Find ways to encourage individuals to better one another through feedback
Develop healthy communication between all members of the team
Feedback is a Two-Way Street: Today, publicly encourage input on how you’re doing. Promoting open communication allows everyone to improve and will demonstrate your willingness to learn and acknowledge important insights provided by others.
Connect the Dots: Today let your team members know what their work or current project means to the overall goal of their project or the team itself. Information about performance means little if it’s not understood in relation to an ultimate goal.
While innovation is one of the most common buzzwords within any industry’s boardroom, many organizations don’t understand what it truly means to be “innovative”. ProInnovation is about expanding your perspective and opening yourself to new ideas in order to promote creativity and forward thinking for the betterment of yourself and your organization.
Give a comprehensive overview and understanding of professional innovation
Provide means and insights into how to become innovative in whatever you do
Encourage participants to think outside of the box to develop new creative ideas
Expand Your Thinking: Open your mind to new ideas. Before you begin today’s creative ritual, try to learn something new about your craft.
Don’t Quit Your Daydream: If at any point you feel stuck today, take at least 10 minutes to just sit and daydream, it is thought that daydreaming can fire up neurons that help you reach broader ideas and solutions.
Mindfulness is all about paying attention to what matters most, while controlling the way in which you perceive the world around you. Through ProMindfulness you will find ways to concentrate on what is important while effectively learning to be mindful of the way in which your actions impact your surroundings.
Learn to effectively block out distractions to hone concentration
Find the ability to limit technology from activities to be mindful of their effects
Develop an understanding of how actions affect your surroundings
Mindful Field Trip: Today, find ten or fifteen minutes during a break or commute to do a little mindfulness meditation. As you walk, practice focusing your attention to your breathing, followed by your feet and other parts of your body. When your mind wanders away, bring it back gently.
Tech Timeout: Schedule a moment today for a tech timeout and set up a notification on your phone. When the alarm goes off, walk away from your computer and cell phone for ten minutes. Use this time for your favorite mindful exercises or meditation.
**This is an ongoing, updated article that reflects the most up-to-date ProTracks that are available to you and your team.