Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.1)

1. What’s Going On That Bothers You?

2. Why Does Your Job Bother You?

3. How You Can Change It

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Hiya,

In this post I’d like to challenge whether you can fall in love with your present job or whether you need to make plans to exit.

According to Gretchen Spreitzer, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business – the three main reasons people are dissatisfied with their job are:

#1 Their job has no meaning or purpose to them

#2 It provides little opportunity to learn, or

#3 It leaves them depleted at the end of the work day

(Source: http://hbr.org/2012/01/creating-sustainable-performance/ar/1)

What’s Going On That Bothers You?

Now, it’s easy to find reasons why you don’t like your job, and you may relate to one or more of the above. Without doubt you need to understand precisely what bothers you, otherwise you could leap out of the fire and into the proverbial frying pan.

You may be completely clear what the problem is, if you’re not – consider if it has something to do with your communication with colleagues, subordinates, or superiors. Maybe you feel undervalued, disrespected, used, underpaid, manipulated etc.

Write a list of things that bother you.

For me, I found that I was getting increasingly frustrated at the lack of creativity in my job. I realised that no matter how far I got in the company I would always be unfulfilled.

I’m going to presume that you’d like to change your situation, so tomorrow we’ll take a look at ‘why’ these things bother you. And it might not be what you think.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

Related posts:

How I Identified I Was In The Wrong Job!

Can you fall in love with your job (Pt 2)

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Can you fall in love with your job? (Pt.1)

  1. Hi Stu, interestingly, I have been discussing some of these issues with one of my staff members. You really do need to examine the whys and what’s when you are feeling you want to leap. Looking forward to your next post.

  2. A very thought provoking piece of share, Stu! 🙂

    Rahul

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