Creating a wholesome work atmosphere
A tremendous number of workers are completely unhappy and disgruntled with their work. Investigations reveal that more than half of the American workforces are very frustrated with their duties at work. Unarguably, the pervasiveness of this scourge has serious consequences for workers as well as proprietors. It is a known fact that unhappiness with work processes and duties often translates into lowered output, reduction in revenue, lack of ingenuity, stagnancy and retardation. While all of the aforementioned consequences would affect proprietors, workers also suffer as well. When you are unhappy with your work, you would suffer from tension, lack of motivation, poor remuneration and health complications.
Unfortunately, it is impossible for everyone to be an astronaut or the host of one of the best talk shows on television. However, it would interest you to know that you can have plenty of fun and gratification from what you do currently. Regardless of what your work is, all you need is the mastery of pleasure at work and ways to leverage. Ways to master pleasure at work are contained below:
- Remuneration matters: While being passionate about your work is very crucial to happiness at work, it is equally important that your remuneration is attractive as well. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of downplaying remuneration and reward when looking for work. Many investigations reveal a connection between a feeling of satisfaction and earnings. People that earn enviable figures annually are more likely to be happy with their jobs.
Interestingly, many people are still unhappy even with robust remuneration. The reason for this is because the pay is still not commensurate to their effort and contributions. Once you feel like you are being cheated, it becomes very likely that you will feel unhappy with your work. If you fall in this category, it comes highly recommended that you open talks about increment of remuneration with your manager.
- Accomplishment and success: While you might be passionate about a particular work, you can easily become very apathetic and disillusioned with the work if you do not seem to be making any worthwhile success or accomplishment. Aside from being passionate about something, it is equally important that you are very proficient at it. When you excel at something, it is only natural that you’d become happy doing it.
- Independence: As humans we have a propensity towards being free and unrestricted. It would interest you to know that entrepreneurs put in a lot of effort and still don’t feel unhappy with what they do. On the other hand, employees have a tendency towards being frustrated after a few hours at work. The reason for this is because entrepreneurs are independent and can decide when and how to work which makes them happy. For employees, the restriction and control tends to make them feel exhausted and unhappy with work. If your employees feel unhappy with your work, it would help for you to consider making them an intrapreneur at your work and give them more independence and autonomy while being accountable at the same .
- New undertakings: When your work becomes too monotonous it becomes likely for you to be unhappy. The reason is because there is nothing new or exciting to do. In similar fashion, when you are constantly barraged with new undertakings that supersedes your skill set and expertise, you may equally become stressed and unhappy. Overall, work has to offer new and exciting undertakings but it must not be excessive or ridiculously tough.
- Involvement: The extent of involvement at your work is very crucial to whether you will be happy or not. If you have no specific routine or obligation to undertake and you just sit down inactive all day, then there is a high chance that you will be disgruntled and unhappy with your work . Everyone wants to add value to people’s lives and society. If you feel like you are not doing this, then you should consider looking for a different work.
- Meaningful associations: Humans are very inclined towards meaningful associations and interactions. We want to enjoy pleasant interactions and associations in every environment we find ourselves and this includes the work environment. It is very unlikely that you will be happy with your work if there are no effective employee relations and open communication in the workplace. Employers to strive to ensure open communication between management and workers and foster interactions between employees. Workers enjoy a work environment that is just like family.
- Helping Others: we derive a lot of gratification and a sense of value when we can help people solve problems at our place of work. If your work does not give you the opportunity to help others, it becomes very likely that you would be unhappy and dissatisfied with work. To deal with this situation, it comes highly recommended that you find work that allows you the opportunity to impart others.
- Ensure evenness between work and pleasures: In today’s world, the frantic craze for money has made it impossible for many to engage in pleasurable undertakings and leisurely activities. While it is great to work hard at your job, it is imperative that you create time to enjoy yourself and life’s many pleasures. Holidays to new places, time with family and friends, time to pursue other frivolities and deep seated desires is essential for you to be happy with your work. When you work deprives you from having time for yourself, it is only natural that you will hate your work and feel very unhappy with it. Endeavor to take a leave to a fine destination. Do not disregard work leave and other opportunities to relax. When you create a healthy evenness between work and pleasures, you would have an animated and pleasurable work life.
About the Author
Gursimran Kaur ( Co-founder & COO, ValeurHR )
Gursimran is an entrepreneur and started her career in 2004 and specialised in the field of Human Capital Management. Prior to her venturing into entrepreneurship, Gursimran has worked with Global companies like BBC (UK), Bharti Airtel, Quark, et al between working in various global locations including India & the UK.In 2006 Gursimran moved into Consulting, and founded ValeurHR, working with blue chip companies as well as strong focus on SMEs to build processes towards organisation productivity and driving metrics and people towards meeting business goals.In 2009 she worked on giving her consulting enterprise, ValeurHR, a formal shape. Gursimran has had a keen interest in organisation behaviour and the impact of all stakeholders to its output. She has a Masters from Warwick University, UK and further formal education in neuro linguist programming and also a member of the CIPD, UK.Gursimran can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/gursimran-sekhon-1bb5321/, ValeurHR, a formal shape.