Find the 3 Ingredients to Job Satisfaction

Far too many people toil away in jobs that leave them dissatisfied. To avoid — or remedy — an unhappy job situation, find a position that allows you to do three things:

  1. What you like to do. If what you enjoy doing most is useful, it ought to be part of your career.
  2. What you do best. Many people spend years trying to improve areas of weakness. Focus your energy on mastering what you’re good at.
  3. What is valuable to the organization. Figure out how your particular strengths can be used to better your company, unit, or team. A sense of contribution will make you feel more engaged.

If your current role doesn’t fulfill all three, talk with your manager about changing some of your responsibilities. If there is a real mismatch, consider switching organizations or careers.

 

Source: Harvard Business Review – Management Tips of the Day

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