Miserable, undervalued, overlooked, not living up to my potential, taken for granted. These and other words are used by people who’s employeer doesn’t let them be the best version of themselves at work.
A few weeks ago I chatted with a group of students about what a culture of innovation looks like, and the conditions that have to exist for it to happen at work. Many of them were taken aback because I explicitly told them that they should look for an employer that values curiosity; the cornerstone of innovation. It’s important because they have to take a deeper look at the culture to identify those who only pay lip service from those who do innovate.
Beliefs. We all have them. They’re how we make our way through life, from making decisions about who we make friends with, where we choose to work, who we collaborate with and what we do and don’t; they’re a guide to behavior.