How to stay satisfied and happy in your job
Employee engagement has become a key indicator of job satisfaction and wellbeing at work.
Here are the top 10 key drivers of engagement for the average organisation – does your workplace help you tick these boxes?
– This organisation is an enjoyable place to work
– This organisation cares about the wellbeing of its people
– I feel my contribution is valued in this organisation
– My job gives me a sense of personal achievement
– I get recognition when I do a good job
Connection to the big picture
– There is a sense of common purpose in this organisation
– I have confidence in the senior leadership of this organisation
– I feel I am working for a successful organisation
– This organisation is interested in the views and opinions of its people
– I am sufficiently involved in the decisions that affect the way I do my job
Feeling dissatisfied in your workplace? Talk to your employer about job crafting – the process of redesigning your job by changing your tasks and interactions with colleagues through three different methods:
- Alter the boundaries of your job by taking on more or fewer tasks, expanding or reducing the scope of tasks, or changing how you perform tasks.
- Change your relationships at work by altering the nature or extent of interactions with other people (eg you might opt for more hands-on, social interactions rather than using email as your primary form of communication).
- Cognitively change your job by altering how you perceive tasks (eg a hospital cleaner may view their work as a means to help ill people rather than simply cleaning) or thinking about the tasks involved in your job as
a collective whole instead of a set of separate tasks.