By: Davine Holness
How many people do you know that are truly happy with their jobs? Chances are that number is very low. In fact, a Gallup poll in 2012 found that employee disengagement in the US is about 70%. Here are seven tips on how to feel engaged at work.
- Curiosity. If you are curious about your job, you’ll find yourself more interested and proud about it, as well as have a sense of connection to your place of work.
- Simple, attainable goals. If you focus on doing just a few important tasks per day, especially if these tasks contribute to your goals, you are more likely to feel like there is a point to the things you do at work.
- Ask good questions. Ask positive, empowering questions. Rather than asking why you have to do the tasks you do, instead ask yourself what you’re thankful for, what you look forward, or how you can improve your performance.
- Use your beliefs to empower yourself. Your perspectives affect how you work. Better your performance by freeing yourself of any beliefs on what limit you.
- Shift your perspective. If you feel like you’re just going through the motions at work, think about the parts of your work you enjoy, or about the way your work will directly benefit your customers. For example, one building contractor found that his attitude and performance at work improved when he began to think of his work as giving other people a space to make their dreams come true.
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