There is abundant value in one’s competency, given that it’s a straight path leading to success. Whether this success is in academia or the corporate world is irrelevant to how significantly one’s confidence can affect it. Studies have shown that as employees become more confident in the work they do, their ability to be successful increases. So, how does confidence play such an integral role in a learner’s process of competency development?
Relationship Management and Communication
A significant part of success in today’s workforce is being able to communicate within the organization. On average, business executives spend 75% to 80% of their day communicating, which shows how integral communication is to corporate success.
Confidence leads to effective, concise and clear communication. This reduces miscommunications and misunderstandings, which are the main causes of lags and failures. Hence, confident people are more successful by being able to control and manage their relationships in an effective and efficacious way.
Self-Motivation and Stretching One’s Own Limits
It is absolutely vital to keep learners motivated. Studies have shown that motivation plays an even more important role in success than cognitive abilities. Intrinsic motivation, which is people’s drive to motivate themselves, has a significant effect on their learning process. This is because it comes from their individual aspirations and goals, which ideally include the organization’s goals when goal alignment takes place.
So how can we ensure intrinsic motivation in learners? We ensure their confidence. Research has shown that there is a correlation between confidence and decision-making skills. Those who make choices which result in positive outcomes gain more confidence; hence, they are motivated to strategize their decision-making in the future to revisit the satisfaction of making the correct choice.
Confident individuals, given the faith they have in their own abilities, tend to set higher bars for themselves. This leads to bigger accomplishments and, as confidence grows, this cycle continues and leads to increasing success.
Assertion and Leadership
With confidence comes conviction. This means that others will take what is said more seriously. Regardless of one’s industry or position, leadership is a vital factor for success. So, in order to be a leader, people must believe in you; for that to happen, you must believe in yourself.
Leadership skills are a vital part of one’s competency within an organization. This is because they allow individuals to vocalize their values and be effective communicators. With their great discipline, confident leaders not only inspire and motivate themselves to work toward success, they have the same effect on the people who surround them.
In an exciting era of innovation, we want to understand everyone’s ideas and mindsets in order to grow. Therefore, teachers, or in some cases employers, must ensure an environment in which people feel comfortable with being vocal. By immersing the team in such an environment, leaders will build up the confidence of their teams; hence, increasing the organization’s success significantly.
At CoreAxis, we create custom learning using innovative learning solutions tailored to each individual. By treating learners as unique entities, and encouraging continuous learning, we provide them with the opportunity to find the confidence they need to engage with the organization, as well as with other individuals. We believe that this effective engagement leads to better learning and increased success.