Ever heard the saying “One bad apple spoils the bunch”.
Here it is, you go to work every day doing the what seems to be the same thing over and over again. This is normal for a day to day job. You see the same people, they do not change. If you are seeing new faces at the office do not get concerned. Expansion is happening.
This is a good thing! This means your company is growing and this also means that you are growing. It is exciting to have new faces added to the team as it adds movement to an average normal day.
It is normal as well to see some leave and some go. Of course change is inevitable and we as humans need change to help us grow as people and in our careers. It is an opportunity to learn and develop. Naturally as humans we do not like change but we need to embrace it.
The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change – Heraclitus
When opportunities arise it is always good to welcome them and take a look around and see where you are in your career. Self reflection is vital in developing yourself professionally.
What happens though when it is not opportunity causing the sudden change in your work environment? What if all the people who make a company for you are leaving? The door which some what seemed only for offering and welcoming new people into our day to day norm now turned into a revolving door. People are out faster than in!
When you enter a hotel there are two scenarios either you use the normal door to go in steadily and to exit steadily catered for one person or is it the door that is revolving ,it is so fast you step in and you step out? Accommodated for more people to enter at the same time and to exit at the same time.
So suddenly everyone is leaving before anyone is able to settle in. Have you ever looked around and thought: “Why is everyone is leaving ?”
What happens to you ? You look at the bunch as if one bad apple has suddenly spoilt the fruit basket.
Or is it that you are looking at a basket with just one bad apple and that does not mean you give up on the whole tree.
Well its only normal for any human to start observing their surroundings. Questions what is happening ? Why is everyone leaving ? Is something happening I do not know about?
After speaking to a few people I see that this is actually normal. Gone are the days where you join a company and stay for life. People move all the time. It is just a fact of life. You may be starting your journey with a company just as some one else is ending theirs. Do not let it tarnish your view of your place. If you are happy where you are then remember that and carry on giving 110% to the job you are in. Plus it could mean there is promotion on the horizon for you.
You cannot judge your situations by other peoples values and decisions. You have to make sure you are in a healthy place where you are happy,secure and feel motivated.
Only you can know what is best for you. So here are a few questions that might help you come to a sense of ease and not focus on what everyone else is doing, and focus on where you are and where do you want to be in your career ? What Happens to you?
Reflect on your self by asking these question`s and answer truthfully as possible.
- Am I growing?
- Where will I be in 6 months , same position?
- Am I up for recognition?
- Does the company value their employees? Eg: Do they invest in building you to be better at your job?
- Have I learnt or developed my skill further to offer more?
- Am I earning enough, or could I be earning more else where?
- Are my colleagues loyal, trustworthy and inspiring?
- What do I bring to the table in terms of being positive and contributing to the overall feeling in the office?
- Am I a good apple or a bad apple?
- What can I do to be better?
- How can I improve?
- Am I happy here?
- Is my company respected in the industry?
Good luck in your choices. Just make sure the grass is greener before you make any quick decisions.