I know the majority of people do not truly love what they do as a career. Sometimes, it’s just a case of having mastered our craft and lacking daily challenge. Or it might be a cause of limitations inside the organization’s politics or structure.
Here are a few thoughts to ponder that I found on the TimeJobs website:
Do your goals align with the company’s?
Do your future plans match with that of your company’s? This is pertinent because you may be working hard to be an ace in your domain but the company may be looking for a merger or may be big on hiring lateral talent from outside.
Are your skills required?
Some companies prefer quick fix ideas as compared to laborious ground work. What is your company’s preference? Does your work style fall in that line? If no, then it’s time to rethink about your existence in that place.
Do you believe in your boss?
You may or may not agree with your boss all the time but do you have faith in his caliber? If you doubt the intention of his ideas then you are clearly in the wrong place.
Do you gel with coworkers?
Believe it or not, what your coworkers think of you decides your future in some sense. It creates a professional reputation for you. Also, in this age of 360 degree feedback, good feedback from your coworkers is as important as your boss.
Are there new things to learn?
Do you want to step up and learn new things at workplace? Do you still find new things to learn and master in your office? If no, then sooner or later the boredom will get on and you will feel like a misfit at work.