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Leaving an unfulfilling job isn’t always an option. Especially during a global recession.

Data suggests that most people stay in their jobs during economic downturns. And for good reason: It’s generally easier to find a job when you already have one. Not to mention the financial risks of ditching a stable income source.

So it helps to have tools for tweaking your current role to be (even slightly) more palatable.

Step 1: Think about how you’re contributing to the company’s mission

As Microsoft’s chief human-resources officer, Kathleen Hogan hopes to provide all 100,000-plus employees with purpose. Think of purpose as a sense that you’re helping fulfill the company’s mission, or a compelling reason to get out of bed in the morning.

But Hogan knows too well that not every employee feels that way all the time.

For those who find themselves in that situation, Hogan told Business Insider she recommended “zooming out” to make sure you’re looking at the “broader picture.”

Hogan said people often get “stuck” focusing on whatever tedious meeting they’re in right now. (It happens to her too, she said.)

But “when you zoom out and you look at this incredible opportunity we have [at Microsoft] and the people that you …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy


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