In recent studies, well-being turns out to be one of the top priorities for organizations. 32% of workers report to struggle or to have struggled with well-being issues. 51 % of Managers find it hard to identify who in the team needs support. In this light, it is increasingly necessary for companies to establish processes, resources, coaching and tools to foster openness and to listen to employees’ needs in order to help workers develop resilience and well-being (Adecco, 2021). In this blog, I want to talk about the relationship between career well-being and Self-Management. I will argue that career well-being is positively linked to the degree to which individuals are capable of managing their own careers.
First, we have to ask ourselves what career well-being is. At TalentLogiQs we consider it a function of alignment with intrinsic motivators and of a long-term healthy balance between your job demands and your career resources so that they induce energy rather than stress. People who manage to maintain healthy levels of self-confidence, optimism, resilience and hope over a long period of time will experience positive feelings about their career and therefore report feelings of career well-being.
The second question is: “What is Self-Management in the career?” At TalentLogiQs it is defined as showing high scores on the Career Attitudes. In a previous blog, I’ve explained in detail the four Career Attitudes we measure.
Both concepts – Energy-Stress balance and Career Attitudes – are measured in individuals. By now, I’ve done over 300 feedbacks and in my experience, there is a clear link between these concepts, which is also supported by statistical analyses.
Of course, there are individual cases which don’t fit the global trend.
In conclusion, a career is a marathon and not a sprint. Since professional activities can be highly demanding, it is important for every individual to regularly check their Energy-Stress Balance levels. Developing Self-Management in the career is a good recipe to prevent burn- or bore out.
Written by Lesley Vanleke, Zest Academy Partner TalentLogiQs
Developed and validated by TalentLogiQs®, a spin-off of the University of Antwerp, the Career Fitness Profiler is an evidence-based questionnaire that provide insights and facilitate conversations related to talent and succession management, career development, mobility and stress/wellbeing.
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