Competency And A Career Development Plan, Do You Have One?Trading Hours for Dollars has always been a phenomenon in the post industrialist United States. You put in eight hours a day at work and in return you get a pre-negotiated dollar/hour amount of pay from your employer. This is called being an hourly employee. If you work over-time or on holidays you may make time and a half or even double time. If you are a salaried employee, you have pre-negotiated a salary for a job role, like a sales manager or a plant manager, and your salary is paid to get the job done in that role, to attain the sales quota or to run the plant efficiently. The hours it takes to complete the job or fulfill the role is of no consequence. In some roles you may earn a bonus to your salary based on performance results. Did you achieve the sales quota plus? Or in the case of the plant manager did you make more widgets at less cost due to process improvements?
Quiet Quitting, The Greatest Risk To A Competency And Career Development Plan
Recently, a new term for an old behavior, quiet quitting, has entered the social lexicon. Quiet Quitting is a passive aggressive behavior towards one’s employer for being overworked and under appreciated. It’s believed by some to be a way to establish boundaries to achieve a work life balance.
Quiet Quitting is not good for work life balance because if you quietly quit you will end up working in meaningless jobs for meager wages the rest of your life. There is no balance in that. However, if you find meaning and purpose in your work you will never work another day in your life. And if you will find meaning and purpose in your life, you will find success too. Success in all arenas of your life.
Quiet Quitting is quitting on yourself. Quiet Quitting is quitting on your hopes and dreams. Quiet Quitting is an indication that you probably have not even figured out what hopes and dreams you have for your life.
Quiet Quitting is trading the hours of your life for dollars in your bank account. If you do this, you will never develop a lifestyle. If, however, you invest your time in your personal and professional growth and development, such as with a competency and career development plan, at your place of employment, the day will come when you will enjoy a wonderful Life Style
What is Lifestyle you ask? Great question!
Life. Let’s look at life first. Life is measured in time. It’s measured by the clock. We often asked of a person who has recently passed away, how old was she? If they lived a long life that’s great, if however, their life was cut short due to a tragedy from an accident or a disease, that is very sad. Another example is when we ask, “Did you have a good time last night?” That question suggests that the time you spent was time relaxing, having fun with friends or family, or being entertained. Again, life is measured by time.
Style. Style is measure in dollars. A fine home versus a shack. A luxury sports car versus a junker. Nice clothes and jewelry versus rags. You get the idea. Style is measured with the dollar sign.
Having a Lifestyle
To truly create a lifestyle for yourself. You need time and money. Time and money is not acquired by quietly quitting. Doing just enough to not get fired is a cop out. It’s a lie. It lacks character and integrity. If you are going to quietly quit. You ought to just give an acceptable notice and quit. Because if you are working in a job that does not provide purpose and meaning to your life, you might be living a meaningless life. And whether you know it or not you are way more valuable than that. My advice to you, do not quit on yourself.
Let's Grow a Lifestyle Together For Your Team
When it comes finding a lifestyle in the midst of a career, it can be a difficult concept to grasp. Coming up with a Competency and Career Development Plan, can be a first step but how do you start? At Fort Leadership & Sales Consulting we offer workshops, speaker services, and corporate consultation for companies seeking to grow an environment that encourages having a lifestyle for their employees. Ready to learn more? Contact Us Now or Call Us at (770) 597-9005.