After reading a recent survey conducted to learn more about the role of leaders producing healthy, high performing teams, and learning how employees felt about their job as a source of fulfillment - it got me to thinking most people probably could use one word to categorize their job. So, I’m curious - which L word is it that best describes the relationship you have with your job? Really think about it for a moment. The truth of the matter is, people spend half of their waking hours at work, so hopefully you get some sort of enjoyment out of it. Got your answer? If so, you are probably wondering how your workplace marriage compares to other employees. Here’s the results from a recent survey:
LIKE- 60% said the purpose of their job is to provide income so they can enjoy other aspects of their lives
LOATHE– 11% say the job is a drain on their energy and happiness
LOVE- 26% of people say they find their jobs a major source of happiness and fulfillment in their lives
Some other results from this Nation-wide telephone survey:
I picked three L words applicable for employees, but on the flip side, I chose one L word which I believe is applicable to employers:
LOST– 100% of employers should be worried about lost productivity
Management should realize that employees who see little intrinsic value in their work are not as productive as they could be. Fact is, that workplace marriage isn’t going to be healthy if employees aren’t first engaged!