Job Crafting

By Susan David
Work provides far more than a meal ticket.

It can give us a sense of identity and purpose, as well as a framework around which we organize our other activities and interests.

But if you’re stuck in the wrong job (or even in the wrong field), work can feel like an increasingly narrow space. Tweaking your job, also known as job crafting, can turn a dead-end job into a launchpad.

Be open about the process of job crafting. To get buy-in for your job-crafting ideas, you have to focus on ways to achieve what you want while simultaneously creating value for the organization.

You have to build trust with others, especially your supervisor, and then direct your efforts toward the people who are most likely to accommodate you. Be willing to think outside the box (or cubicle) and approach your situation with creativity and confidence.

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