How do you measure job satisfaction?
Whether the rewards are financial, psychological or whatever, we find satisfaction in the things we do. But how do you measure job satisfaction? More importantly, how to you get it in your current work?
I don't receive any satisfaction whatsoever from my job. My pay is horrible, I have to take trash from customers, and my hours suck.
1) Can I do this job and stay relaxed and happy as I work? Is the workplace free of abuse and unhealthy relationships?
2) Is the work clearly defined, and am I empowered to do the work I am assigned (or I choose)?
3) Is the work at least aligned with my values, and, even better, does it fulfill my life purpose?
4) At a detail level, I engage rewards. Early on in HubPages, I focused on accolades. Now, those come rarely. So I define productivity goals, like publishing a certain number of hubs a month and commenting on 10 hubs a day. And I celebrate doing a good two hours of work every two hours!
I think personal values and company values should be aligned. Otherwise, we'd be doing things for the wrong reason. Thanks for the answer Sidkemp.
I agree! In fact, it was so important to align my values with the company I work for that I launched my own company. :-)
Quite simply is your heart etched in what you do. Do you enjoy working at what you do more than most other activities in your life. Are you happy with the compensation for what you do? When you leave for work is it truly a feeling of looking forward to being there and being engaged in what you do? When you are commuting to work are you thinking positively or negatively about that day you are headed towards? Do you have enough autonomy to do what you think is best in your work place endeavors?
When I worked, I was always a dedicated worker; loyal to my company. I leave my personal life on the steps just before entering the property. Once I enter the property, my sole intent is to give over 100% support. It is my focus to do what is expected of me and then provide more than is expected. I only socialize within the realm of supporting the company and don't cater to the water cooler gossip. My job satisfaction is measure through these qualities. I have learned no matter how I see myself as an employee, the company may not see the same. And they (management) are sometimes incapable of seeing the same because the goal is the whole of success and not individual accomplishments. At the end of the day, as long as I can pat myself on the back, leave work knowing I've done my very best, then I have reached job satisfaction. If I am recognized by my peers, it is seen as an additional and welcomed acknowledgement. In the past, I have received awards of recognition. I have also gone unrecognized for the most monumental achievements. But the best award I've always received is self-recognition. The only one who can make me a strong person is the character within myself. I am the judge and jury of my own set-backs and accomplishments.
by Lisa Brown2 years ago
What's more important, money or job satisfaction?
by Mrs asif3 years ago
What factors contribute to job satisfaction?People spend a major part of their adult life at work.Job satisfaction is an important element of an individual well being but what are the factors contributing it?
by ubrish ali3 years ago
How can you achieve job satisfaction whether you are as a manager or as an employee?
by muhammad abdullah javed2 years ago
What's your Criteria of Job Satisfaction?
by jaydene5 years ago
How many of you have work that you Love, and how many are doing work that you would rather not do?
by your cybersister7 years ago
Is it better to have a job you dislike with great pay or a job you love with lousy pay?
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