Discover the 5 dimensions of career fulfilment
Our research shows there are 5 key dimensions for career fulfilment: fun, adaptive, social, transformative and meaningful.
Your Scorecard will show what dimensions you’re strong on, what to build on, and what you should focus on to achieve greater career fulfilment.
You get enjoyment from your work
Fun might be a word you’re uncomfortable using in a work context. You might be more comfortable with words like focus, discipline and resilience.
Because this mindset is dominant in many workplaces, you might worry that enjoying yourself at work can give an impression that you’re not serious about your career. Work is about business and business is supposed to be serious, right? Wrong.
Increase your levels of fun by learning what works for people who love what they do. Discover how to integrate these practices into your work life. Increase the joy while still taking your career seriously.
Your work adapts as your priorities change
You’re unique and so are your priorities. And you and your priorities are constantly changing.
Maybe you want more travel opportunities (when that becomes a thing again), better childcare support or pension security.
Maybe you want time off when your kids are sick, study leave to complete your masters, or have the opportunity to relocate and work remotely.
The more control you have the more likely your work will adapt to your changing wants and needs. Control is one of the biggest factors influencing career happiness.
Research shows control is earned. When you prove your value you get access to the type of control that brings CareerLoving levels of freedom and choice.
Building your track record will increase the levels of control you have in your career. This takes time, patience and involves focusing on the right things. Our framework can show you how to get the kind of freedom you’re looking for.
Your work transforms you
Imagine you’re in the prime of your career. You’re meeting your true potential, you’re kicking ass, you’re blazing a trail.
What do you see? What type of work are you doing? What’s your job title? How much influence do you have? What kind of lifestyle do you have?
Do you imagine something nice?
Of course you do, it’s called career aspiration for a reason.
It’s important to get a clear idea of what success looks like for you as an individual. Once you have that clear in your mind, you can get to work on making your vision a reality.
You belong to a community of amazing people
Behavioral science and happiness experts say we humans are social creatures. Focusing on your social connections is one of the best ways to boost your levels of happiness.
To amp up your love for work you need to share, laugh, celebrate, cry, and strive with the people in your work community. People with high CareerLove scores report having deep bonds with their co-workers. These strong connections are developed and nurtured over time.
Learn how to find your professional tribe and develop meaningful social connections through work. If this is something you struggle with there are simple and useful tricks you can use to move beyond the superficial to make true connections.
Your work makes a difference and is an important part of who you are
Most people associate the concept of meaningful work with terms like passion, purpose and giving back. Those are genuine elements of a meaningful career, but it can be hard to visualize what these abstract concepts mean for you. It can be hard to figure out your career purpose, especially if you’re just getting started.
Tons of people just don’t have a big burning passion, driving them to do something that feels super important. If you’re one of them you might wonder what having a calling feels like.
For a lot of people work can feel pointless at times. Understanding the experience of meaningless work is a great way to explore the question: what does meaningful work look like for you?
Our framework can help you answer this question. Finding meaning in your work comes from working on each of the other 4 dimensions. This is not a quick fix but an ongoing journey of self discovery.
So, what does that all mean?
We want to get you thinking about what each of the 5 dimensions means to you.
Fun: What do you find fun? What do you enjoy working on?
Adaptive: What are your priorities? What are your valuable skills?
Social: Who are you connecting with through your work? How can you connect with people in your work community?
Transformative: What are you working towards? What changes do you need to make to get there?
Meaningful: How can you use your talents, skills and experience to do something you enjoy, while also making a difference to people?
Meaningful brings all of the dimensions together
Finding meaningful work is about understanding how these pieces of the puzzle fit together. And we want to help.
In today’s workforce the tools, skills and habits that make a meaningful and enjoyable career aren’t being made accessible to everyone.
Complete the assessment to see the shape of your career.
Your Scorecard will show what dimensions you’re strong on, what to build on, and what you should focus on to find greater career fulfilment.