In a recent article in the Academy of Management Journal Adam Grant, Justin Berg and Daniel Cable write about their research with the Making a Wish foundation regarding the influence of self-reflective (creating your own) job titles. It turns out that employees who can create their own job title (e.g. nurse = quick shot) have significantly less job exhaustion. There are, of course, downsides of self-reflective titles but this research indicates there are many forms of empowerment – and also this form is beneficial.
So, what would your job title be if you could create it?