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Make It Work: Navigate Your Career Without Leaving Your Organization by Bill Gargiulo, Joe Frodsham

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Four Steps for Shaping Your Role

As you shape your role, make a conscious effort to use the other five practices of career navigation as well. You’ll find that your loves and the needs of the organization will begin to converge in unique ways. Below is a four-step process for shaping your role within your organization in this manner. This process will enable you to act instead of merely waiting for a job to open up that you can apply for.

1. Define your perfect role. Using your career declaration as a guide, think about the kind of work you love to do; in other words, your perfect role. In defining your perfect role, start with a blank slate and forget what roles are available in your current organization. Then, ask yourself, “What would my perfect ...

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