“A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open”
-Frank Zappa

Induction in the workplace is seen as a formal entry into the organisation. It is about being introduced to the company’s acts, principles, and values.

This lays down the rules on how to conduct ourselves in the workplace and how to work in harmony with our fellow colleagues.  People in the workplace need to keep an open mind and be willing to learn new things.

There are many ways to learn and to grow. Sometimes we learn by reading or listening to others. At times we learn with experience or contemplating.  Quality conversations with other people in the workplace can allow us to see things from a different perspective and learn new things, as every single person has something important to offer. 

Being open-minded in the workplace allows us to connect dots, reevaluate our decisions and avoid making mistakes others around us have made.  Avoid head trash. Don’t be a garbage can for anything that doesn’t feed your intellect or help you grow as an individual, be it in the workplace or in general.

Rules and regulations protect the employer and employee. Do not assume every employee knows how to conduct themselves at work and explain why you have particular rules in place. This will prevent issues in the future and will help the employer and employee to focus on work and have a better working relationship.

Written by Lindokuhle Ditsi