TRIPLE III TIME: “A Student of the Job”

Your Job PictureAs individuals and organizations look at different ways to maximize their continuous improvement efforts, one special option would be to encourage everyone to become a “A Student of the Job”!  There have been a few TRIPLE III TIME messages when I have gotten close to addressing this concept specifically but not as a single, direct topic…and never with the goal of identifying quality continuous improvement areas that would enable you to take a very personal approach to professional growth.

So first imagine if you were opening a textbook written about your job.  What would you learn about its history…where it started and what it has become today?  Whether its priorities have remained the same…customers changed… or performance factors shifted?

Next, as you proceed through the textbook chapters, think about how it might discuss the events and actions that have impacted your job over the years. Maybe it would ask what political or economic factors have influenced the growth/decline/limits related to your job?  Possibly the textbook would assess your job as critical in today’s and tomorrow’s world-of-work… or is it on the extinct list? Finally, the textbook should include what people say about/understand the value of what you do… or how it is taken for granted?

The last segment of the textbook about your job would contain a long list of “WHAT ELSE?!” ideas/opportunities/progressions that would qualify as continuous improvements.  As “A Student of the Job” I believe there would also be a bunch of blank pages that would require the reader to make learning comments and suggestions for the next students.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this TRIPLE III TIME message about the value of being a regular student of your job. Continuous improvement options should not be just the employer’s responsibility… it is the employees too.  Therefore, the more you know about your job… it’s past… current status and potential… the more you can contribute to its progressive future.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on July 26, 2019, in Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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