“Work in the corporate” is many of ours dream,
For AZ,that is my theme.
Yes,“This far, no further”
We have seen my earlier posts on the situations which we encounter in our day to day work life or what we call the professional life, along with certain remedies and tips to help us out in times of need. Now it’s you and only you who can try out and implement these to have a better life at work. It doesn’t mean i have nothing to say about You,
We all want to choose a career that will make us happy, but how can we know what that will be?
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Contributed certain strategies to overcome obstacles at work & in personal life in Forbes.And here’s what she says about the Key to Finding the Right Job for You :
Research suggests that human beings are remarkably bad at predicting how they will feel when doing something in the future. It’s not hard to find someone who started out thinking that they would love their chosen profession, only to wind up hating it. In fairness, how are you supposed to know if you will be happy as an investment banker, or an artist, or a professor, if you haven’t actually done any of these things yet? Who has ever, in the history of mankind, taken a job and had it turn out exactly as they imagined it would?
So if passion and expected happiness can’t be your guides, what can be? Well, you can begin by choosing a career that fits well with your skills and values, called the motivational fit .There are two ways you can be motivated to reach your goals.
Some of us tend to see our goals (at work and in life) as opportunities for advancement, achievement and rewards. We think about what we might gain if we are successful in reaching them. If you are someone who sees your goals this way, you have what’s called a promotion focus.
The rest of us see our goals as being about security — about not losing everything we’ve worked so hard for. When you are prevention-focused, you want to avoid danger, fulfill your responsibilities, and be someone people can count on. You want to keep things running smoothly.
Everyone is motivated by both promotion and prevention, but we also tend to have a dominant motivational focus in particular domains of life, like work, love, and parenting. What’s essential to understand is that promotion and prevention-focused people have — because of their different motivations — distinct strengths and weaknesses. To give you a flavor of what I mean:
Promotion- focused people excel at:
- Creativity & innovation
- Seizing opportunities to get ahead
- Embracing risk
- Working quickly
- Generating lots of options and alternatives
- Abstract thinking
(Unfortunately, they are also more error-prone, overly-optimistic, and more likely to take risks that land them in hot water)
Prevention-focused people excel at:
- Thoroughness and being detail-oriented
- Analytical thinking and reasoning
- Accuracy (working flawlessly)
- Anticipating problems
(Unfortunately, they are also wary of change or taking chances, rigid, and work more slowly. Diligence takes time.)
By now you probably have a sense of your own focus in the workplace.Knowing your dominant focus, you can now evaluate how well-suited you are motivationally to different kinds of careers, or different positions in your organization.
But what about #entrepreneurs? you may ask. I’m thinking of starting my own business — which motivational focus is best for that? For any successful venture, the truth is that you need both promotion and prevention. An entrepreneur who is all promotion may get her business going, but she probably won’t keep it going for long, since she’ll be unprepared for the obstacles that will inevitably come her way. And the prevention-focused entrepreneur will get so bogged down worrying about obstacles that his business may never get off the ground at all.
So if you are starting a new venture, make sure that you’ve got a healthy balance of promotion and prevention thinking in the right places.