This post follows our strategy blog to an uncomfortable discussion. You know you are replaceable right? It has been our experience and no matter who leaves a company, it takes approximately 2 weeks to adjust and move on from that vacant spot. There will always be another person to replace that person or the job could be divided amongst others at the company.
Where does that leave your self-esteem knowing that you can be replaced? No matter where it leaves you, you have an obligation to make sure you bring value and are valued at your company. A company can only last so long depending on the market, so it is up to you making sure that you can easily move on to another company whenever you see the need. Companies are facing uncertain times right now and not knowing what business will look like when things open back up, so your future may be unknown at that company.
We had an interesting conversation several months ago. The highlight of the conversation was that your education/training and experience at some point level up. You as an employee or owner should always make sure that your training is above your work experience. Once your work experience levels up to your training, take more training and on and on. Never stop learning and providing value.
When you take on steps like these, you will provide so much value you will either start your own company or the company you are at, will do everything in their power to ensure you are looked after. The following should cover off some things to consider in your job scorecard;
Our post is not to scare people, but to increase a person’s ability to work, learn, level up and learn some more. Don’t get stuck in a position or out of a job with nowhere to turn.