Finally, a strategy that employees can use to enhance their careers and companies can use to increase workforce agility.
My son and I were talking about how my generation sees workers in his generation. He pointed out that managers my age judge workers his age based on what they had become-not what they were earlier in their careers. They judged by inaccurate perception, not real value.
How do we expose real value?
The Meaningful Competence strategy develops your ability to own and improve your career. As you use the Meaningful Competence Two Tools and Strategy approach, you bring relevant value to an organization and make that value visible. The result? Career enhancement.
The Meaningful Competence strategy focuses on creating agreement between supervisor and employee on Value-Added Outputs and reporting production of those outputs. These outputs can be modified to meet continuously changing demands while still providing feedback on employee value.
You're a rare person if you're perfectly satisfied with your last performance appraisal, latest raise, recent evaluation, or other assessment of your value to your company. How do you get your real value recognized?
It's easy to find career advice. It's much more difficult to find relevant career advice that works. How can you self-identify the actions that will make you more valuable in your current job and in your industry?
Career enhancement is the achievement of a career desire. It could be a promotion, or a raise, or a bonus, or a career change. It could also be just getting a new job or re-entering the workforce. Sometimes it's just getting clearer expectations with your supervisor so you're not left guessing what you should do. What is the strategy to enhance your career?