Bored?

Do you find yourself unchallenged by your work? Routine, lack of mental stimulation, or a sleepy organizational culture can lead to boredom. Sometimes, it is okay to be bored by your work. Perhaps your career is not a primary element of life balance for you. Perhaps there are other significant demands on your time and work offers some relief. Perhaps you have other interests that offer you the challenge you want and need. All this is fine. However, if you would rather not be bored at work, it is time to take action.

If your work bores you, then you are accepting boredom as part of your life. You do not have to. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you find yourself bored with your work and would rather this not be the case. Hopefully, they can point you in the direction of change.

• Are you bored because you do not have enough to do or because the activities you undertake at work are unchallenging?

• Do you sense that others around you are bored as well? Does your organization’s culture or the nature of its work tilt towards boring activities?

• Do you see any promise in stepping up and asking for a change in your responsibilities that can lead to being challenged by them?

• What would you love to do? What do you need to be challenged and fulfilled in your work?

 

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Not Enough To Do?

ID-100259522In The Managers Hub, I don’t often write about having too little to do! This weekend, I read an intriguing article in The New York Times titled: Bored To Tears By A Do-Nothing Dream Job. What an anomaly in today’s world!

It is an interesting continuum with boredom on one end and stress and speed on the other.

By chance, have you found yourself in this situation of not having enough to do at work? It can be a downhill slide, if you are not aware of how it is affecting you. Best to address it and make sure it is something you can handle. It has its advantages, but make sure they are advantages you choose to have in your life.

The rest of you may wish for just one day with not enough to do!

 

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Same Old, Same Old?

ID-100260355When you think of your workday, do you think “same old, same old”? If the answer is yes, change that right away. With all the time, effort and talent you give to your work, vitality and interest in doing it are essential. Your employer holds that obligation, too. Where is it mandated that you have to put up with boredom, lack of enthusiasm or stagnation in your work? Nowhere. Your job should be amazing.

 

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