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Do you hate your boss with a burning passion? Sure, everyone reading this will occasionally have disagreements with their bosses. This is different than actively hating your boss. If you constantly have mean and vicious thoughts about your boss, you will have a tremendous challenge being productive and feeling satisfied in your job.
Does mission of company fit your personal values? It is awfully difficult for you to be committed to your work when it conflicts with your personal values. For example: do you support protecting environment, but company you work for is a major polluter? You may despise firearms, but your company makes parts that are used in manufacturing of handguns. A constant conflict of values can be difficult, if not impossible, to tolerate for long periods of time.
Do you feel valued as an employee? EVERYONE needs to feel valued as an employee. Unfortunately, companies and managers often lose sight of this. Ask yourself when last time was that you were complimented for a job well done. Does your boss or management appreciate your loyalty and dedication? If you do not feel valued, chances are that you will become de-motivated and adopt a “do minimum to get by” attitude.
These questions are intended to be a catalyst for you. If you do not like your answers to these questions, ask yourself one more -- what can YOU to do improve your situation at work? Remember, if your work life is not what you want it to be, you are only one who can take action necessary to make it better.
================================== About author: Michael Spremulli holds a Master’s degree in psychology and is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst. He is host of HowHappyAreYouAtWork.com For more information contact:
Michael Spremulli HowHappyAreYouAtWork.com 2001 Hammock Drive Valdosta, GA 31602 229) 257-0665 http://www.HowHappyAreYouAtWork.com Mike@HowHappyAreYouAtWork.com
Michael Spremulli (a.k.a. the Chief Happiness Officer) is president of The Chrysalis Corporation and host of the HowHappyAreYouAtWork.com website. His extensive background in psychology and human behavior has positioned him as a sought after speaker and corporate consultant. Michael and his firm specialize in helping companies hire, manage, and motivating employees and creating a happy and productive workplace.