Design your own job title… it helps against emotional exhaustion


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? 

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