Founder of Virtus Career Consulting, speaker and author of the career empowerment book
If you’re unhappy at work, take a moment to jot down what’s most important to you. For example :
Connection with loved ones
Autonomy in my job
Making a difference
Being a subject matter expert
Next, evaluate these values across three levels : the role, your manager, your company culture.
Review each value against each level and ask, is this value honored by my role, my manager, my company culture ?
When your values aren’t honored by the inherent aspects of a role, this could mean career transition is in order.
When your values aren’t honored by your manager, moving to a new team in the organization could be in order.
When your values aren’t honored by the culture, departing the company could be in order.
Knowing where your values are violated is almost as important as knowing what you value.
I hope you find this as helpful as I did. This very exercise led me to quit my job and found Virtus Career Consulting.