An initiative is the first in a series of actions. It is the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do. Initiative can also mean a personal quality that shows a willingness to get things done, take responsibility, and to take a fresh approach to a task, or readiness and ability to act on it.


In this section of ‘What to do’ and ‘What not to do’ you will learn about the importance of taking initiative at work. Taking initiative can lead the way to increased productivity, increased problem-solving skills and possibly career advancement opportunities. Additionally, this section highlights the importance of being proactive in the workplace and how taking the initiative can make your work environment more positive and successful.  

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