Are you committed to doing your best work? Does job satisfaction play a role? Learning satisfaction may be the first step to a more fulfilled workplace experience.
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Much of what creates fulfillment in your life is about balance. Too much or too little of anything and it feels like something is just not quite right.
Too many meetings, not enough time to act.
Always out on the road, missing more office time.
Too much production of the same thing, boredom and monotony.
Things changing all the time, not enough focus.
Abundance of email messages, or the opposite, no customers to serve.
It is really about figuring out how to find the balance or navigate the extremes.
No Problems, No Job
If there was nothing to address, no problems to solve, or no strategy to formulate then you probably wouldn’t have the job.
The same might be said about a travel schedule, the amount product needed or services to provide. No change means boredom, and no email messages or phone calls may signal the beginning of the end.
It also matters for communication efforts, Zoom meetings, or scheduled phone calls. Too much or too little and things just aren’t working.
Job or workplace satisfaction is a state of mind. You feel accomplished, confident, and those feelings are aligned with expectations.
What did you expect?
Never a meeting, never someplace to be, no interruptions, and certainly no phone calls or email messages? That certainly doesn’t seem like a recipe for success.
Satisfaction comes from recognizing that without all of the things that are too much, there probably wouldn’t be a need for your services.
Setting expectations helps navigate job satisfaction.
It may be one of the most important things to learn.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.