Want to feel more Engaged at Work?
Employee engagement is a major factor in business success, so it’s obvious why your boss hopes you’re passionate about your work. Still, you have a lot at stake too.
If you’re like the average professional, you spend about one-third of your life at the office. That’s almost 90,000 hours. Feeling committed and connected is important for your health and happiness.
Unfortunately, many workers seem to be missing out. Global polls by Gallup show that only 20% of employees are engaged at work, and low engagement is associated with high stress and morale issues.
Make your work a source of satisfaction instead of letting it drain you. Consider these suggestions for transforming your current job to match your needs more closely!
Think positive. Most jobs have their pros and cons. Shift your attention to the things you like, so you’ll have something to look forward to each day.
Leverage your strengths. Restructure familiar tasks to take advantage of your talents and interests. Branch out by joining the recycling committee or participating in community projects sponsored by your employer.
Help others. Developing supportive relationships will make any job more pleasant and may advance your career. Volunteer your assistance when a colleague has a tight deadline or offer to train a new hire.
Express gratitude. Being thankful boosts your mood and strengthens your social ties. Be grateful your employer provides safe conditions or modern technology. Let your coworkers know you appreciate their efforts.
Have fun. What can you do to make your work more enjoyable? Design your own games where you compete to beat your past performance or bet on the outcomes of your projects.
Nurture yourself. It’s even more important to practice self-care when you’re struggling at work. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Create rituals that help you to leave the office behind when you return home from work.
Empower yourself by taking steps to increase your engagement at work. You’ll feel more energized and appreciated, and you’ll probably achieve more. See more tips on our Productivity Bootcamp for creating your best day at work
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