Whether you're an employee at a large organisation or a self-employed freelancer, we all encounter difficulties during our professional careers. Some of hurdles we face make us question whether we should continue down the path we're on. So how do you decide when it's time to quit? A Google executive said there are two good reasons for throwing in the towel. Read on to find out more.
Trials and tribulations are normal in the workplace in every industry. Even with the most meticulous planning, things will go wrong. Setbacks will occur that makes you evaluate whether you should quit or keep going.
Google head of cloud computing Diana Greene has had an illustrious career in the technology sector and is best known as the co-founder and first CEO of VMware. Speaking with Business Insider, she talks about two good reasons to call it quits at work:
- If you've lost interest in the work, the plan, the goal or the vision "If your mind doesn't want to think about it, it's not a good use of your time," Greene said.
- If there's somebody in a position of power becomes an insurmountable roadblock If that person is stopping you from doing what is possible, such as if they insist on using a tactic that you think is wrong and they're stubborn about it, then it's probably time to leg it.
Parting is such sweet sorrow and you may be working in a company that you love. But sometimes it is worth leaving what you love when faced with inescapable difficulty so you can pursue another adventure, according to Greene.