The Essential Ways To Keep Yourself And Your Employees Hungry For Work.
Inspiring your employees in working so efficiently is a hard work. Achieving a better work-life balance is essential to maximizing and enjoying your time both in and out of the company. Encouraging your employees to do their best to enhance their potential skills and motivate them to worked hard.
If we are contented when we are voluntarily doing something challenging, why do we more often take the path of least resistance? We do it because it’s a poor habit that ends up having the same downside of overeating: it’s a cruel cycle that leaves you feeling worse and worse yet increasingly trapped in your own rut.
We might also think that if motivation is inherent, that it should happen naturally. The reality is that it’s not inherent; you have to create the moments that bring this out in yourself. Like any skill, you need to learn it and practice it.
These are 3 ways to re-invigorate your innate hunger for work and that of your team:
1. Make sure you are in the right job
This may seem obvious, but the reality is that if you aren’t in a job that is well suited to your strengths, then you will never be naturally hungry. We live in a culture that tells us that money, accolades and prestige can outweigh a job’s “fit” importance. However, a good career fit is essential for that hunger that we all crave. If you’re not in the right job, then start a search for the right one. If your team member is not the right person for the job, start thinking of how you can help him or her move on to a role that would be a better fit.
2.Use boredom and lack of enthusiasm as a red flag
This is an important one. Usually when we get bored or don’t feel enthused about work, we tend to brush it off or we blame ourselves. We think, “maybe I’m not smart enough for this, or maybe I need to try harder to enjoy it.” However, boredom is a sign that it’s not something that you truly enjoy.
Start a practice of stopping when you’re bored and writing down what specifically it is that is causing this boredom. Is it a person, a task or the environment? It may be something simple you can fix (like your environment) or it could be an early indication that a lot of your job doesn’t get you jazzed. Take ownership of these indications and see if you can do something to reverse it on your own. If after tracking this for a month, you realize that you are frequently bored by the majority of your work tasks, then it’s a solid sign that you may need to move on.
3. Analyze on a weekly basis
Analyze your job fit and lack of enthusiasm level on a weekly basis. Building a habit of asking these questions and then creating a strategy from them is the key to managing your hunger on an on-going basis.
Start solving these problems for yourself and asking your team to do the same. You are in charge of your own motivation and true hunger for work. The key is to build awareness of yourself and then inspire those around you to do the same. Once you know the reason for your lack of hunger, you can begin to reverse it.