Deciding whether to stick it out or leave your job and explore new opportunities can be one of the most stressful decisions you ever make. How many reasons do you need to take the leap and pursue something different? Well, we’ve rounded up eight scenarios to help you make this difficult life decision a little easier.
1. Your relationship with your boss changed. For years you’ve had a fabulous working and personal relationship with your boss, but you begin to sense a shift in the organization’s culture and your boss’s leadership. You are being asked to take on more responsibility and do more with fewer resources. The relationship is deteriorating, and you feel like you are losing your support system within the organization.
2. Work and life values are no longer being met. When you were hired, you knew the organization and role were a good fit that met your work and life values. However, with the changes in the organization youâ€™ve noticed you are no longer feeling satisfied with your work. Or maybe the culture shifted, and you are not able to perform at your fullest potential. Ask yourself: If you interviewed at the company today, would you want to work there?
3. You are left out of decision-making meetings. A business decision was made without your input and you donâ€™t agree with the direction. Youâ€™re losing influence with upper management and are no longer â€œin the know.â€ Your subordinates begin to ask others for input and decisions, which further diminishes your authority.
4. You are not being asked to take on high-visibility assignments. What about me? You begin to notice that your subordinates are now in the spotlight and asked to lead a major project working directly with your manager. Your high-performing team is being broken apart and moved onto other teams to maximize their strengths. Not only are you not being put on highly visible assignments â€” your team is being broken apart.
5. You are frustrated with the direction of the company and are more vocal than usual. The company is changing its focus, and you do not support the decision. You are becoming more vocal about your disagreement. You are feeling frustrated; your input is not being heard because management is hearing undertones of dissent in your voice, as opposed to the content of what you are saying.
6. You find yourself awake at night with an anxious feeling, replaying conversations. The pressures of work assignments, tight deadlines or disagreements with your manager resulted in not getting a solid nightâ€™s sleep. The anxiety over work is increased, and the lack of sleep has prevents you from performing at your best.
7. You are managing the political arena more than performing your job. There are rumors the company may be bought and â€œevery person for himselfâ€ seems to be the mode of operation, which doesnâ€™t allow time to do the work. At the end of the week, you have spent more time managing the politics than accomplishing something on your to-do list.
8. You are no longer passionate about your work and dread going to the office each day. Do you wake up in the morning energized and look forward to your day, or do you dread it? If getting out of bed each morning is becoming a challenge, then you need to listen to your instincts and ask yourself, â€œWhy?â€ We spend a majority our lives working, so donâ€™t ignore the signs that are telling you, â€œIt’s time to move on.” You will find another job in which you look forward to going to work each day.
Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem to struggle with being able to retain their top talent.Â
- You Failed To Unleash Their Passions
- You Failed To Challenge Their Intellect
- You Failed To Engage Their Creativity
- You Failed To Develop Their Skills
- You Failed To Give Them A Voice
- You Failed To Care
- You Failed to Lead
- You Failed To Recognize Their Contributions
- You Failed To Increase Their Responsibility
- You Failed To Keep Your Commitments
My response to all of this is, yes. Â When I moved on, all of them were a factor in myself wanting to leave.