The first thing to do about your career is to think deeply about the choices: quit, stay put or change your role, writes John Baldoni. Look at why you might leave — “more pay, bad boss, bad culture, change of scenery” — and why something different would be better, he writes.
Feeling stuck where you are?
I don’t know if you should go or stay.
Well, you are not alone. According to a Achievers Workforce Institute study, more than half of all employees surveyed are considering changing jobs. It’s part of a trend called “The Great Resignation.”
As a result of pandemic restrictions, the unsettling feeling people have about where they are now and where they might want to go, many employees are considering changing jobs. A key reason is burnout and the sense that they are stagnating in their current position.
Additionally, according to the 2021 Edelman trust survey as reported by Axios, employees have “considerations such as the company’s stance on social issues, or its policies on employees’ ability to express their political beliefs.
” Additionally, more than three-quarters of employees say they feel “more empowered now to take action within their organization, either by working within the system or taking issues public via whistleblowing, strikes or leaks.And employers know this, with 60% saying workers have more power now than before COVID-19.
Making your choice
On the plus side, it’s an excellent opportunity to consider your options. There are many unfilled vacancies, and companies are engaged in a war for talent like never before. Bonuses are not uncommon.
Before you leap, however, consider where you are now. Making a move for money may be tempting. Still, if you are trading one position for another, you may soon be disappointed without an increase in responsibility or change of culture.
You have three choices. The first two are obvious: leave or stay. The third requires some forethought: change.