Job crafting involves restyling your job to make it match your skills, requirements and incentives. Finding a job that suits your interests 100% is hard to find. There's always something not to like about your job. Do you agree? Then maybe job crafting is the way to go.
Job crafting is about taking proactive steps and actions to change tasks, relationships and perceptions and redesign what you do at work to 'craft' a job that you love. A satisfying job increases your energy levels, improves your performance and boosts your effectivity. They don't have to be major changes. Small alterations contribute as well. You could alter who you interact with in your work; you could volunteer to do a project, or decide to work at a different location. These are all examples of job crafting.
A job consists of different stepping stones that allow you to change things around. You could make changes in:
With job crafting you use these stepping stones to change your job. Compare this to your home: you can build an extension to your house or break through a wall. In your job you can enhance your workload for certain things (by taking on more responsibilities) or decrease it (by declining a project).
Let's have a look at each step.
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