The Ontology of Value: Discovering Your Source of Value for the Society & The Environment That Values You (ODYSSEY)

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Bielczyk, N. Z. (2021). The Ontology of Value: Discovering Your Source of Value for the Society & The Environment That Values You (ODYSSEY). Ontology of Value, Nijmegen. ISBN: 9789083057934.

Figure 1 The circulation of value (and money) in the society. Both value and money flow in the society like a river. Value always comes first, money follows. The government’s role is redistributing funds from prolific value sources to the areas of the job market that need financial supply (non-profits and individuals who do not create profitable value at the moment). G: the government. P: public institutions. B: businesses. D: the disabled. R: retirees. U: the unemployed. F: freelancers. E: employees. C: clients. Green: value. Red: money.

Figure 2: Self-Awareness

Figure 2 Your professional fingerprint (or, professional ID). To effectively self-navigate in the job market, you need to build your self-knowledge on three pillars: (1) Your profile as a value builder. (2) Knowledge about the working environments (a.k.a. tribes) where you fit best given your working style, personality, and values. (3) Your core competencies.

Figure 3 The tribes of today. A: The dynamic landscape, presenting the evolution of personal freedom and working stability over time in various tribes in the job market for white-collar professionals. Jobs in public organizations offer the most static and stable but the least flexible careers. On the other hand, jobs that involve setting a business are on the other end of the spectrum. This dynamic landscape represents ideal trajectories, and thus, the optimistic scenario. Reprint adapted from Bielczyk & Bonet-Carne (2020), Bielczyk (2020). B: The static, simplified landscape that takes into account probabilities of success, therefore, it represents the more realistic case than the landscape introduced in part A. This landscape is simplified. In fact, all companies and institutions have their own micro-culture.

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