Authored Comments

"So when an associate feels underutilized, it's important for her manager to start by making sure she understands the full context and importance of her work (as well as the related business problems that still need to be addressed). Sometimes that knowledge is enough to reignite passion and help that associate identify a new problem she's excited to solve"

This is so well said, and something that might not be obvious for managers - as the full context might be common knowledge for them. Having visibility in the broader picture gives people a sense of purpose, and allows them to look into the various related pathways their career can grow into, therefore empowering them to take charge of their career.