Enjoy Your Job
You're not happy at work, but you've decided quitting is not an option. Maybe you're not convinced the grass really is greener with another employer or perhaps you're not confident of finding another job.
And don't underestimate the stress and upheaval of looking for a new employer. Whatever the reason, if you've decided to stay put with your employer (at least for the time being), there is plenty you can do to improve your working life. But before you start planning how to make your old job seem new again, pause to consider just why you are unhappy.
It may be that personal factors outside the workplace are causing your dissatisfaction, rather than your job itself.
For most people, though, it is problems at work that cause much of their dissatisfaction. Typically, these will be problems with managers, colleagues or the general structure of the workplace leaving employees feeling powerless and unappreciated.
So how do you break the cycle of demotivation making you unproductive, which in turn demotivates you further?
The good news is that it can be reversed. If you go into work with a positive attitude and say, `I'm going to enjoy my day: I'm going to make the most of it and build on my relationships and come out at the end of the day thinking something has been produced that wasn't there at the beginning of the day', then you go home with a smile. And then you might come back the next day and something miraculous could occur or an opportunity could arise that you hadn't even thought of.
A common mistake people make when seeking new opportunities or challenges within their company is to assume the only jobs available are those advertised on the internal vacancy list.
But, with 85 per cent of the employees in any company wanting to switch positions at any one time, the opportunities are far broader.
It's also tempting to look at a company structure and assume it is never going to change, whereas most companies are constantly reinventing themselves.
How to get more from your job
Source: SMH January 11, 2003
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