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YOU Can Get Some … Satisfaction!

Happy… Estatic…So so…. what do you think about what you DO? When you have high levels of job satisfaction, you’ll perform better and in turn can better contribute to your company.  Without job satisfaction, you’ll  risk career opportunities through low motivation and/or performance and the organization stands to lose due to turnover and low productivity.

What makes you love coming to work is important. It is different for everyone. Start with this list and customize it to fit you.

Factors that Can Contribute

to Job Satisfaction

Factors that Can Contribute

to Job Dissatisfaction

  • Financial rewards
  • Advancement
  • Helping others
    • Fulfillment of the work itself
  • Recognition
  • Achievement
  • Challenge / Growth
  • Variety
  • Other Personal Factors:

What are yours?

  • Conflicts with co-workers/managers
  • Inadequate compensation
  • Lack of recognition
  • Inadequate or outdated technology/equipment
  • No opportunities for promotion
  • Having little or no opportunity to speak out regarding work-related issues
  • Work is boring / routine / repetitive
  • Lack of necessary skills therefore stressful
  • Other Personal Factors:

  • Make a list of what is making you happy at work.
  • Indicate which items are related to the organization, your department, your specific job.
  • Identify what is needed to change or improve your satisfaction, such as:
  1. Additional/less responsibilities
  2. Learning opportunities
  3. Additional/less challenges
  4. Working in a team or being an individual contributor
  5. Starting on new projects or maintaining things you know
  6. Traveling and going to different stores/branches
  7. Being part of a  team that is cross-trained and multi-functional

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To take charge of your career and move it in the direction YOU want to go, you can talk to your manager, find a mentor, get more training, apply for a different position and collaborate with others that are making and reaching their goals.

Please look at this discussion of  “The Psychology of Productivity“.

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