I was lucky to finally land a job. After six months of doing the same tasks day in – day out, I needed a new environment, another job. When you loose the excitement from carrying out your everyday tasks in an organization, it is critical to assess the cause of that apathy. For me it was time to let go. I believe it’s best to seek other opportunities when the situation doesn’t serve you right. Forcing yourself to work on something you do not enjoy and don’t deliver on the expectations is a loss to the organization you are working for and yourself.
Sometimes there is a mismatch in the work expected of you and the pay you receive. It’s akin to an insult and lack of appreciation of your diligence and commitment to the job and organization. You could start by raising the matter with the responsible individuals but if nothing materializes, it’s better to spread your wings. In flying wider you might identify a more suitable option that comes in sync with your passions and skill set with commensurate rewards. On your exit, do it diligently and with a sense of humanity; make peace for you never know what comes next.
A critical thing to factor as well is the corporate culture. Most often there exists a culture gap or mismatch. Organizations with an empowering culture will outperform one with a negative culture. The culture manifests in the leadership, employee performance and business operations. When you realize the organizations’ culture isn’t in line with your core beliefs, it’s another pointer to let go unless you have the control and influence to right the wrongs. Some clear gaps in corporate culture come from incidences of corrupting ways into securing tenders and business deals. It’s in order to communicate your stand, but if it so happens, changes aren’t forthcoming, it’s better to take your leave and seek other opportunities.