Our values shape the career choices we make and play a significant role in our life. They are the things that are most important to you about the way you live and the work you do. Being clear about your values can help with decision-making throughout your career.
When people misunderstand one another, everything takes longer and feels more tiresome. You try to say something to a colleague but they don’t understand you. You don’t know why they’ve misunderstood and, when they try to explain, you misunderstand them. You could go round and round this loop forever.
If you can avoid misunderstandings at work, you will be much more effective.
Some people know what sort of work they want to do from an early age. Others don’t decide until much later. However, it’s always a good idea to think about which direction you want to go in. Do you want to become a consultant? Is your goal to be a specialist in a technical field? Do you see yourself as a leader? Are you inclined to be a freelancer? Would you like to start your own company? Perhaps you aren’t quite yet sure what you want to do. Nonetheless, you can still consider your career goals and take steps in the right direction.