The Hidden Benefits of Job Satisfaction

There are lots of reasons that drive people to change jobs,. One of the most common reasons is lack of job satisfaction. Recent research tells us that up to 1 in 5 people work in jobs they are poorly suited to. It makes sense then why people change jobs as often as they do. Unlike our parent’s and grandparent’s generation, staying with one employer for an entire career is virtually unheard of. Just becuase you can do a job doesn’t automatically mean you’ll enjoy when you have to do it day after day. So what is it about having a job we love that helps us to thrive, both personally and professionally?

Making a contribution to something bigger, even if only in a small way inevitably brings a higher level of satisfaction. This is because together we can achieve more than what is possible as an individual. Many achievements can appear to be the result of an individual effort. If you look closely into what goes on behind the scenes, that is often not the case. Individual glory is almost always the result of a team effort. Each member of the team brings their own strengths and expertise to support the one who publicly receives the accolades. How often do we hear the gold medallist or the academy award winner thank their family, coaches and/or colleagues for the contribution they have made to seeing the achievement come to pass?

The same applies to the workplace. While any accolades may not be quite so public, as we make the choice to engage with the project, purpose and people around us, we may find we are capable of so much more than we had ever imagined, because of the energy and expectation that surrounds us.  There are people you know who bring out the best in you, and others who bring out the worst. A work environment can also bring out the best or the worst, in the sense that it can create opportunities for you to either grow or stagnate… which would you rather?

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