10 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

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By Hannah Morgan

You may not be getting the training or feedback you want from your job, according to The Global Workforce Leadership Survey released this week by Saba and WorkplaceTrends.com. But that doesn't mean you have to take it lying down.

The study reports that 61 percent of U.S. employees want company-provided training. These same employees say training would make them more effective, more engaged in work and more satisfied with the company.

The study also reports that while 56 percent of employees receive an annual performance review, almost half (47 percent) of employees surveyed really want weekly or quarterly feedback.

The mismatch between what you expect and what your employer or manager can actually deliver doesn't have to hamper your career development or job satisfaction. Don't allow budget restrictions, company policy or your manager's priorities to determine your success. Here's how to take initiative to get what you want.