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What really matters at work?

June 7th, 2013 · No Comments

I worked for a company that was acquired by a much larger corporation. The integration process has been painful for many of my colleagues. Our work environment is becoming much more political, bureaucratic, and frustrating. However, the work itself is still very interesting. The company is in a very hot market with a lot of growth potential. It’s just the office politics is getting out of hand. And the management is a group of former management consultants who have no clue to run a business.

Some choose to quit but most of them didn’t end up in better situations. I keep telling people not to run away from places – you should make a career move because the new company provides a step up in term of growth opportunity, market opportunity and compensation. You should not join a company because you want to run away from your current employer. There is a fine distinction here but it’s an important one.

There are only 3 three things that really matters to you at work:

  1. You accomplishments
  2. Your continued career and personal growth
  3. The network of friends you have

Focus on these three things. If you feel that you are maxed out on all three areas at your current company, then you might want to make a move. Otherwise, you might want to consider to stay because you still have a lot to gain.

Tags: Bad Boss · Frustration@Work

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