Thursday, 18 October 2012

Does your Work reflect your Values?

If your work does not reflect your values then you will highly likely feel demotivated and you will be performing at less than your potential.

For example, if your top value is health and your work allows you little time to eat right and take exercise then you will likely feel stressed and anxious.

What is important to you?

Brainstorm all of the things in your life that are important to you such as spending time with family and friends, money, recognition, learning and results.

Then prioritise your top five most important values.

Now take some time to consider which of your values are met by your work and which are not.

Where a value is not met by your current work think about what you could in your current role to meet the value.

For example, if a key value is learning and growth and is not currently being met, you might discuss taking on a particular project with your line manager which would provide you with new learning.

If your important values cannot be met in your current role, is there a role within your current organisation that could meet your most important values?

For example, if you want a role that involves less travel is there an internal role that you could move to which would satisfy this value?

If the answer to this question is no and the value is important to you, you may well want to explore other roles outside of your existing organisation that would meet your values.

Your values will highly likely change over time so this is an exercise worth repeating every time a significant change happens in your life such as growing a year older, having a child, experiencing a loss, moving house etc.

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