Have you ever felt so underappreciated at work? You try so hard, and it just doesn’t seem to go as you planned. Others don’t seem to get the big picture no matter how many times you think you communicated it. You feel like everyone doesn’t seem to care. Why don’t they get it?
Here are some possible questions that may be going through your mind:
- Did I communicate my needs and wants correctly?
- I feel I didn’t handle my disappointment and frustration very well?
- How, as a supervisor, do I handle this situation in a calm manner?
- What happened to people’s passion for their work or careers?
- Have people lost their sense of purpose?
- Why are so many people just going through the motions towards their jobs?
- Is there no sense of pride anymore?
- What happened?
Being a supervisor, you may have encountered these situations throughout your day and get very frustrated. I believe most people are not doing what they genuinely want to be doing. They are not pursuing their true calling or career path in life. So they dread getting up every day to a job that brings no satisfaction. If so, they would love to get up every morning and be excited to work every day instead of hitting the snooze button numerous times and dragging themselves out of bed with no purpose or passion.
How can you help bring some spark back in the workplace and help your employees ignite some passion for their job?
- Give them a special project.
- Talk with them about what aspects they like about their job.
- Listen to them talk about their aspirations in life.
- Help them set attainable work goals.
- Schedule training classes for them for self-development.
- Delegate different job assignments to them. Get their feedback on what they liked and what they didn’t like about the assignment.
- Give them some variety in their job duties, so they don’t become complacent and unhappy.
By trying these techniques, you will find more job satisfaction in the workplace. Employees will have something to look forward to accomplishing and may even stop hitting the snooze button each morning. – Patti