Today I was buried deep in thought when I heard Group Harmonics VP Dr. Deb Fisher yell out from her office, “I LOVE my job!!” As CEO I take that as a very good sign. We’re doing something right. I didn’t hear that nearly as often in prior jobs, though I myself felt it quite a bit.
With our new book Four Secrets to Liking Your Work releasing now, both Dr. Deb and I have been extra attentive to the issues that cause everyone to like, or hate, their jobs. Too many people hate them!
Here’s one thing to consider: Does your job have you behaving in ways that come naturally? Are you an extrovert who talks to people, or an introvert who analyzes data? If so, that’s a good sign. If your situation is reversed, that can be a big stressor.
Take a look at our Quick Check. There you can measure the ways in which you and your job “get along” … and the ways in which you don’t. Getting closer on the mismatches will only be possible once you’ve found words to describe them. This is a start, but there's more to come. For now...
Work well, live well.