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The career decision of joining a big or small business is a very crucial one as you proceed with your career in life, and you need to weigh the pros and cons of each before you make a decision on what to do. You have to decide whether you want to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a sea of water.

So many people believe that big organizations are the best for an employee, while some people have to opinion that a small business is so much better, we are going to be trashing this out in this article.

This article will help you to choose rightly according to the period and exact time in your career.

Large Corporation

Structure

One of the major advantages of a big corporation is structure. Most big corporations have well-defined structures which make the flow of operation smooth and unambiguous.

If you are a type of person that thrives where there is a structure in pace, then a big corporation is for you.

But if you are the type of person that loves to be creative and free with your thinking, you might not be 100% productive in a big corporation, because most of your ideas will be limited by the structure in place already.

Another part to this is your job responsibilities and role will be fully stated and specified, which means, you are not expected to under or overdo what you are asked to do.

Your Role

You will be more productive in a big corporation if you work with a team. You need to be a team player to be of value in corporations like this because your responsibility will always rely on some else responsibility vice-versa, which makes it paramount to work with all of them to make sure everything works out well. Therefore if you want to work for a big corporation, you have to be ready to work with different types of people on a team with different responsibilities.

Your Future

You always have a clear view of your future in a big corporation, you will be surrounded with industry giants who have made their way up the ladder over time, and if you wish you can also strive to climb up the ladder.

Small Business

Structure

There is little or no structure in small business which makes the environment of small businesses ever changing. You can be assigned with different responsibilities as at any time. Timing schedules might not be followed, for example, you might not have a particular lunchtime and so many other things.

Therefore if you are the kind of person disciplined enough to work without been guided, then a small business is right for you to pursue a career.

Your Role

In a small business, a worker’s role is not fully defined, which means you can be asked to do different things, as long as you can do it. This is good because it actually help you to do some many things and even learn more. this is not so in a large corporation where you will easily be bored with the monotonous responsibility you have

Your Future

The competition in a small business is not as stiff as the one in a big corporation and you can easily rise, but the not so good part is you might not be sure of the future of the business itself.

The good part is the fact that you will be able to learn a lot from your industry with a small business than a big corporation and this will help you a lot if you decide to switch to a big corporation.

In conclusion

Follow The right path to build your career right, know yourself, your strength and weaknesses and use that to go through the right channel.

What has attracted you to a big corporation or a small business? let us know in the comment section.

 

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