Sometimes impulsive decisions about job change harm the career. It is always good to take the proactive approach before the frustration is built.
Pranay was a performing employee and his manager was happy with him. However, his salary increase was not what he was expecting for the last 2 years. He thought that the company didn't care about him. He got a good salary hike and joined another company. Within 2-3 months, he realized that he got a good salary hike, but the culture and development opportunities were missing. There were few benefits which he assumed were there, but it was totally a bureaucratic organization.
It is observed that while quitting the job and joining another organization, we may get the sense of achieving more and getting something extra which is missing in the current organization. However, by doing this, we may get a few extra but may miss few vital which you were enjoying. For example, you get a salary increase, but then realize the culture is the problem or manager is difficult. Of course, totally depend upon your priorities.
If you are stuck up, if you are totally frustrated and if you think that you have reached a glass ceiling in your current role and organization, then you can think of exploring new opportunities. Changing jobs and getting something new is always good. This also required the courage. You really need to be a risk taker.
Adventures are good but then decide those adventures are worth trying. Before taking such decision,
- Evaluate your company culture, people around the organization and your relationship with the team and peers.
- Also evaluate your company’s financial situation, movement of key people in the organization, impact of regular turbulences (recession, covid19 etc) on the organization and the behaviour of the organization (leadership team) during such crucial periods.
- Your role in the organization and future opportunities.
- Learning & development opportunities provided by your manager. Sometimes employees need some time before taking the next step.
- In the following circumstance be sure that your manager and company are investing in you for your future and they are developing you for the next role.
- If you are nominated different local and global development programmes.
- If you are assigned for different cross functional projects.
- If you get visibility during leadership meetings,
- If you get the opportunity to speak with HR or leadership team members time to time.
- And finally ask the question, is the organization is purpose driven and performance focused with people orientation.
In spite of having this all, if you are frustrated deep dive why you are frustrated in the current job. Sometimes it is just the lack of reflection and insight.
You may also want to read, Decide your exit strategy
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(Opinions are purely personal & does not represent my organization)