Strategies for improving personal job satisfaction

The recently released 2012 Insync Surveys Retention Review has found that 51 per cent of Australians rate job satisfaction as the most important factor in determining their career pathway. The survey highlights that many professionals are becoming increasingly disengaged from their workplace due to a lack of career prospects and professional development opportunities. While employers must arguably play a significant role in helping to remedy these problems, employees themselves can also implement strategies to improve their job satisfaction levels.

 

Here are five tips to help you improve your job satisfaction levels:

 

·         Try to pinpoint areas where can enhance your job performance:  if you actively set professional performance goals, you are more likely to have a sense of purpose and progress within your work, which is conducive to increasing one’s job satisfaction.

·         Where appropriate, collaborate with other staff members: it is commonly the case that when a worker engages with others, they experience greater levels of engagement, creativity and positive reinforcement. Therefore, if opportunities do arise to complete tasks in a team environment, it is often a smart idea to take them up.

·         Maintain a work-life balance: most people would agree that it is difficult to enjoy your work if you have absolutely no down-time. As such, it is important to make time to decompress with your family and friends, and participate in activities that bring you happiness and relaxation. If you do manage to maintain an appropriate balance work-life balance, your time spent in the office will likely be much more fulfilling.

·         Strive to turn disappointments into constructive action: take the time to reflect on how you can use negative experiences to affect positive changes in your professional life, and then work with your manager to devise strategies towards achieving such.

·          Deal with issues as quickly as possible: if there is something that is inhibiting your performance at work, discuss this with your superior; it is in your best interests and the interests of your employer for you to remain motivated and dedicated to your job.

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 09/11/2012 at 12:00 AM | Categories:

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