Imagine Pogostick that can make you go in a big parabola. What is possible is small leaps and lots of fun.
If you come up with little ideas, go ahead put them in place and then you find that the next steps are obvious from that vantage point.
- If you can represent your company at an event. You will learn both about the company, host and other attendees.
- Attend lunch n learn sessions and learn about other functions at your own company for an alternate perspective. It is kind of tethered hot ballooning.
- Get on the cycle of continuous learning. Join a club like Toastmasters. You can learn new things and present them.
- Writing to other departments about new benchmarks in the industry. Find out where your company stands.
Opportunities are right there under your nose. Only they are cloaked as work. When you think of stretch work at office, you might wait for a formal process while organically you can make it happen with relationship building, finding out where help is needed. If you dont know all the answers, all the more reasons to take it up. You can build more relations finding answers for customers.