Happy workplaces bring huge benefits, not just for people but for organisations too.
People who are happy at work tend to enjoy life more and have better health, stronger relationships and a greater sense of purpose. They also have a huge positive impact on the organisations they work for – evidence shows that happier staff are more productive, creative and committed.
Yet the tragic fact is that huge numbers of people are desperately unhappy at work. For example, a survey in 2017 revealed that 52% of Malaysians have admitted that they are unhappy with their jobs. There are plenty reasons that make people feel unhappy at work, for example, company’s management issues, stressful work environment, bored of routine work, unable to get along with co-workers etc.
If you are unhappy at work, it is entirely possible to take charge and get in control of the factors that make you miserable. Here are 5 ways that how to turn the sadnessship around and find happiness at work.
1.Find Passion In You, Not In Your Job
Most of us will fantasize about a dream job that pays us well and allows us to do some kind of social good, work with brilliant and likable colleagues and still be home in time for dinner. But let’s face the reality, a perfect job doesn’t exist in the world. It’s essential to change your own mind set, invest passions in your job and eventually you’ll feel content with your life.
2.Develop A Strong Social Network
One of the key indicators of happiness is having a strong social network. Break the silence, get along with your co-workers. Reach out to your co-workers and be curious about their lives. Remember, two people have never become friends without one of them starting the conversation.
3.Help Your Co-Workers At Work
Give a hand to your co-workers who need help without expecting for returns. Believe it or not, help someone else solve a problem and you just might solve some of your own.
4.Take On Additional Responsibility
Taking on additional responsibilities will keep your excitements at work. Besides, it also makes you feel more respected and valued in the workplace. If you don’t know where to start, ask your supervisor for suggestions on projects where you can help out.
If you hate something about your job, then have the courage to ask if you can change it. If you sit around and expect someone else to change your situation, then you’re going to be sitting for a long time. People are too busy with their own jobs to worry about whether or not you’re satisfied with your role.
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”