Work Values and Career Growth


Within work, people often boast of their values as valid reasons to justify their good performance. However, the truth is that values are only ways to keep a job but not to grow it. It is not to comply and obey what generates labor growth, but to be able to take initiative and make decisions.

Using so-called “values” (compliance, obeying, being unconditional) as a strategy of professional growth is only feasible up to certain levels of the hierarchical scale. Once there, they stop being so useful.

What do we need for our professional growth? Initiative, being able to confront a superior to confront ideas, make them rethink situations, being autonomous, efficient. Even knowledge loses importance in some positions. For example, for a managerial position, it is important to be able to manage team talent.

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