In this two-part series: I explore the meaning of job satisfaction, the consequences of low job satisfaction and ways to improve job satisfaction in your own life.
Picking up where we left off, it’s time to recognize the downsides of low job satisfaction and how to conquer it.
Remember in the last post when I told you that most of the world’s population spends one-third of their lives at work? Being discontent in an activity that occupies such a major chunk of your time can have significant ripple effects on your life both inside and outside the office.
Some of these consequences include (but are not limited to):
HOW TO IMPROVE JOB SATISFACTION
Strategies for improving job satisfaction are subjective and vary in each situation. Less extreme cases could be improved with a few simple tweaks while more extreme cases may require a drastic change.
Here are some of my go-to tips for improving job satisfaction:
With work playing such a significant part in our lives, it’s important to feel satisfied on the job. Consider the above strategies if you’re struggling in this area and reach out to a therapy professional if you need additional support.
Lindsay Ross, MSW RSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Toronto, Ontario.