What really matters when you are unhappy is to be very clear about the reason why. Until you are clear, it is quite difficult to define your options for putting things right. Too often the first response is simply to think I just need to get out. And in the present climate, that isn’t realistic!
To make any change stick, it has to become part of the core of your organization! Your corporate culture often determines what gets done, so the values behind your vision must be shown in day-to-day work.
Deciding to change career could be brilliant for you, but it is a big step. So you need to make sure you’ve thought of everything and you know what to expect. When you change career, you need to consider location, salary and the job market, for example. And you may also need to put some work into updating your skills and qualifications.
Kotter argues that many change projects fail because victory is declared too early. Real change runs deep and takes time. Quick wins are only the beginning of what needs to be done to achieve long-term change – make sure you take enough time!
To a manger, who is serious about motivating staff, the ability to be empathetic is invaluable.
I’ve worked with a number of clients who have been very successful in their job searches.Here is what I think the common factors have been.
While it can be tempting to skip straight from that to looking at specific careers, it’s often a good idea to spend some time first thinking about what motivates you as a person and what you really want?
The group will now have delivered the task. The members can move on to new things carrying forward learning from this experience into their new work. But for that to be done successfully there is a change to be managed.
You have to make your ow judgement about just how important having this job is to you and how far you are prepared to go to stay around.
You are in a much more powerful position before you accept a job. Think about the things you have to bargain with and, for example, how scarce your skills are. Use the information you have gathered about what other people are being paid for the same type of work.