Working for an architecture, engineering, construction, and owner-operated (AECO) company is like being in a committed relationship. As such, there are lots of ups and downs. Almost everyone at one time or other wonders what it would be like to leave their firm and work somewhere else. When should that time be? Are your co-workers difficult to work with? Are you burned out from working long hours? Do you enjoy what you do? Does it have meaning? What about your boss? Are they making your life easier or harder? Do you want to advance but your firm or co-workers are holding you back? Do you feel you’re paid too little? Is it really your firm or is it you who needs to change? How does Covid-19 affect all these questions? This class will discuss these questions and many more. The session will be designed so that attendees will be given the chance, and even encouraged, to give feedback and join in the discussion. So, bring your thoughts and complaints and comments about your workplace and let’s dive right in!
- Learn how to properly re-evaluate your current position and decide if it’s right for you with all generational considerations.
- Learn how to find some happiness with your current position.
- Think about if it’s your responsibility and not your company's responsibility to find meaning in your work.
- Learn how to continually market yourself to your current employer and let them know your value.