Some boundaries are meant to be overcome. For example in the domain of software development and construction we look to bridging the interface between components, especially in architecture. The culture bounds of the software created lie in the boundaries of those who create it.
Artificial boundaries enforced by organisations
The first type of boundaries are those dictate by an organisation or working within one:
Divided in two subtypes naturally:
- non-disclosure, confidentiality, intellectual property
- know your customer for client facing roles, “onboarding”, external communications
- corporate rules, regulatory requirements, compliances, company policy
- gossiping, acting like a sycophant
- the rumour treadmill
- office politik
- value of communication, interpersonal relationships
Personal Bounds and Limiting Beliefs
The second type of boundaries are those affecting your professional career path.
- Your values: confidence in programming Java, or writing decent HTML / designing web pages
- Your beliefs: build on success of the past, the ideas you know in the current time. right here, righty now
- Your inspiration: your belief, depends on whether you are follower or leader
- Your contribution how big or how ever small affects to the ecosystem, the more you involve you are in a community or wider group, and the more investment you put in emotionally, the more you get out.
Limiting Belief is Inversely Proportional to Personal Contribution
Your personal contribution, therefore is a direct call-to-action, and thus you can begin pushing up against the real and artificial boundaries. The more you push, the more freedom you should expect to obtain.