In Indian ethos, work gives us a
sense of belongingness to the society and through our work only we
feel that we are in a way contributing to the society we live in.
Since our childhood, we have been taught to believe that 'Work is
worship'. But all these age-old teachings seem to be nothing more
than empty philosophical rumblings when we have to work for 12-14
hours everyday. Even our body rejects the torturous routine that
our profession forces us to follow. Eventually, we end up messing
Researchers have found out that job satisfaction
increases with age and the ones most satisfied are above 65. But
it's not possible to have 65 plus employees working in an
organisation. Most employees working in the BPO/ITes sector are in
their early or late 20s. Working day in and day out like robots,
they find their jobs monotonous and unsatisfactory. Since the
employees are not happy, they resort to mindless job hopping
without thinking of the pros and cons. The result is high
attrition rate, which strikes panic among HR managers. The
findings of the research suggest that salary is not exactly the
reason behind employee dissatisfaction. So the questions that
remain to be answered are: What is the problem? Why are so many
employees unhappy? How can the problem be solved?
To find a
way out of this intriguing problem, the management is striving
hard to keep the employees happy. Many employee-friendly policies
are also being incorporated but finally it is you, (the employee)
who should guide your thoughts in a positive direction and change
yourself to be happy. This will, in turn, help you increase your
efficiency and enhance your performance too.
Here are a few
valuable tips for you.
out your career goals, know what you actually want from your
profession and set short achievable targets. Don't try to take an
unplanned leap. Work step by step. As Dhanesh, Team Lead from a
well known BPO, says, "Mostly, I have seen agents looking for
short cuts to success. Hence they fail to achieve it and end up
being frustrated." First, you need to work towards your goals
and then look for results. You should be well-defined about your
strength and weakness. This will help you improve. Always be aware
of the happenings around you in office and seek out for the
information that is relevant to you. Don't forget to ask for
feedback from your seniors. This will help you improve faster.
Get Rid Of Monotony
It is not unnatural
that you are bored out with your day-to-day repetitive tasks. So
what you need is change. Now it's high time that you try and
analyse one thing. What made you select this job? There must be
something about it that excites and motivates you to work. Find
out what you enjoy doing most in your work and do it everyday.
This is sure to make you happy. Take new projects that you would
like to work on. Talk about your plans and take suggestions from
your senior, whom you are comfortable with. If you are in a senior
position, talk to your juniors, look out for ways to help them.
This will in a way enhance your sense of satisfaction.
Makes It So
True. You think therefore you are. Yes! it
is just how we take things. Your happiness largely depends on your
choice between happiness and sorrow. If you let others irritate
you and rule your emotions you will end up being sad. Life always
gives you choices. It is you who has to decide what to accept and
what not. After all, it's just a thought. Try being with the ones
having positive thoughts. Accept the universal fact that evil is
easier to grasp and it affects us more easily. So here is a word
of caution. If you want to be happy, then stay away from people
Make Your Colleagues Your Friends
need to be professional at work but try making friends at
workplace. Believe it or not, it helps to have people around you
who have similar vibes like you. You spend the most of your time
in a day with your colleagues. They are the ones who are with you
during the time of your professional turmoils. A research has even
proved that the ones who like their colleagues and interact with
them, are the happiest in their jobs.
Yes, you can create rewards for your own
achievements. True that it is the responsibility of your
management to reward you and recognise your work. But if that is
the only criterion for your happiness, then you might end up
waiting in vain. Now the question is what can you do ? Simple,
create rewards for yourself. But how? Think again about the things
you would love to do. If you like watching movies then treat
yourself with one if you are able to meet your deadlines. This
will nurture you emotionally and make you feel proud of the work
So, these are some golden tips that might help you.
We could only suggest ways but in the end it's you who will need
to take the decisive step. Just keep yourself cool and of course,
organised. You will see the difference and enjoy it.