Harvard Business School professor and former Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Clayton Christensen posted a LinkedIn article Wednesday outlining how to hire an employer.
To start the article, he reiterates a principle from his latest book saying that we all hire different things to do different jobs; if they fail to do their job well, then we fire them.
"When we ‘hire’ something to get a job done, we’re striving to make progress where we’ve been struggling," according to the article. "Jobs are not just functional — getting something done. They have critical social and emotional dimensions, too."
Christensen said that in addition to a company hiring an employee to do a job the employee is also hiring the company to do a job.
"When you make a choice to accept a new job, yes, the company is hiring you, but you’re also hiring the company," according to the article. "You’re trying to make progress in your career and in your life. If you want to be sure you’re making a good choice, you better know what job you’re hiring your company to do for you."
Christensen suggests three questions a person should ask about an occupation to find out if it meets his needs.
Read the three questions as well as the rest of the article on LinkedIn here.