Do you like your work? It means not just how well it is acceptable, but whether it pleases you, return. Job satisfaction is a significant factor in life because we spend at least 8 hours in the workplace.
But how many people can say they're working their dream job? The LCWork team investigated this question and came up with exciting results.
The joy of the workflow is not a whim or romance. Your productivity and overall morale depend on it. Of course, we are not saying that work it should always be exciting and fun.
This is a routine, even if you represent the creative profession. And that's why this routine mustn't devastate or overwhelm you daily.
Unpleasant work takes away energy, exhausts, and spoils the mood even after working hours. People who work in unacceptable conditions are more susceptible to depression, destructive habits, and negative thinking.
But exciting work gives strength. A person is full of enthusiasm and desire to work, perform more complex tasks, and generally is more satisfied with life. Not to mention that motivated and interested employees are more valuable to employers.
Progressive employers try to hire employees who are interested, or as they say, "burning" with their work. Some companies even try to create favorable conditions for the employee to be satisfied because a happy staff is:
Therefore, companies interested in motivated employees try to find suitable personnel and offer attractive working conditions.
As a rule, such conditions exist in progressive IT companies, private medical institutions, startups, and firms with a Western approach to work.
On the other hand, much depends on the person himself. For example, an ordinary installer often feels much happier at his job than any top manager simply because a person loves their work and gets moral satisfaction from it.
Despite the labor market's difficult times and complex situations, Ukrainians are generally satisfied with their work. Firstly, because it is a naturally hardworking and creative nation, and secondly, many people are happy that they just have a job in such circumstances.
We asked, "Are you interested in the job you are currently working on?" 234 people of different ages and received the following responses:
Most Ukrainians (68%) feel at least quite normal in their workplace, and almost 40% are very satisfied with their position and responsibilities.
At the same time, there is still a fairly large percentage of those in society thinking about changes in their work.
In general, job dissatisfaction is almost a global problem. So, the international company Gallup, which conducts Sociological Research, decided to consider this issue on a larger scale and conducted a sociological study.
It was attended by about 25 million employees from 189 countries. The result was as follows:
Only a tenth of people works where they like, while a quarter suffers because of their position and workplace.
And if you summarize, the absolute majority (87%, if you add up the second and third categories) simply tolerate their work. Why is that?
There are many reasons, and no matter how banal, everyone has their own, so this trend does not depend on the mentality or nation. The most common reasons why a person works at a job that makes him sick are:
Some people simply tolerate unpleasant working conditions simply because. They like to complain about something. But let's leave the age-old question of why we sometimes just torment ourselves and move on to solutions to this problem.
So, if you don't like the job you're working in and genuinely want change, then it's time to act. And you need to act with a clear plan and understanding of your goals. What should I do first to successfully change my job:
Do not hesitate to send your resume, call and find new opportunities for your work. After all, no matter how obvious it may sound, the brave always find what they are looking for.
Many people believe that the happiest professions are those where they pay a lot. But in fact, even a high-paying job can bring suffering.
But the happiest are representatives of those professions where there is an opportunity to show their talents (creative professions, for example) or where you can feel the return from grateful customers, or it brings aesthetic pleasure. As a rule, the happiest workers are:
But even the most positive, interesting, and creative profession has its characteristics and disadvantages. So, first of all, ask yourself if you are happy with your work now, and if not, what would you change if your work brought you joy?
LC Work wishes you pleasant work in every sense and inspiration in your activities.