Another day… another dollar. The alarm clock sounds and it’s time to drag yourself out of bed, imbibe copious amounts of caffeinated beverages and slog off to what often seems to be a 9 to 5 prison. Along the way, you find yourself wondering if so-called “job satisfaction” is even possible.
Yes, you spend almost half your life in the workplace. And yet you can feel underpaid, undervalued, and overworked.
What can you do to get your job working for you?
Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Job Satisfaction
Most likely, other people suffer from the things that make you unhappy at work. For example: It’s no surprise that nearly half the workforce says that being underpaid is their top complaint. Many also struggle to get the work-life balance they desire, and perhaps even need. Many more feel either under-challenged or overstretched.
With a healthy dose of confidence and honesty, however; it is possible to rekindle your love affair with your job.
When you’re unhappy at work, it takes bold action to make a change. That is where this infographic from Net Credit comes in. Their team has identified the best things you can do – for you. Techniques are available to be more clear on what is important, prioritize your workload, and being compensated fairly for the work you do including:
- Be clear on your manager’s expectations, then ask for feedback on your performance
- Go beyond a to-do list to a step-by-step list of what you’ll do today, and in what order
- After carefully planning what you want to say, feel better about the time you put in at work by asking for a pay raise
If you feel overwhelmed, take a look at the way you’re working. You’ll soon find you’re enjoying the time you spend at work more – and getting out of the office on time so you can better enjoy life.
When you have the power to set yourself free… why be a prisoner of your job?