There's a career technique that you may already be using, according to research by Yale School of Management organizational-behavior professor Amy Wrzesniewski. Wrzesniewski and her colleagues Justin M. Berg of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Jane E. Dutton of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business have been studying an exercise they call "job crafting." In essence, job crafting is redefining and reconfiguring your job on your own terms and turning into a role that better suits you. The practice allows you to "gain a greater sense of control at work," they write in "Turn the Job Your Have into the Job You Want" in this month's Harvard Business Review. "Perhaps job crafting's best feature is that it's driven by you, not your supervisor."