half of our working lives and often the place where we work has become our second home.
On the other hand, our mind is constantly immersed in thoughts and work situations … so it is inevitable to separate our work in our daily lives …
But is there any sense that we do … You asked about why your job and what we really want to get with it or just part of your routine?
There is a problem many times hidden ‘to’ and usually submerged within the complexities labor of people who have much connection with the stress and motivation to work and that is that a large portion of workers has the sensation that their work simply does not have meaning ‘to’ and this is affecting not only the productivity of companies, but also the health of the workers themselves.
The symptoms of employees who have not known
a sense of what they do during working hours are varied but common symptoms that seem more and more attitudes’ to ‘and reactions to their jobs and all what they surrounds at work.
In this way we find people who spend their days complaining about their status
work, blaming their colleagues or people in your
environment about what happens to them, which also takes them to commit many Error of avoiding take responsibility.
Taking into account the looming labor crisis and considering what negative
that might be for companies and the rest of the employees having people with opportunities to become depressed in the company. We need to know
identify these people in time to get help as soon as possible so they can begin recover the true meaning of work that should prevail in any employee to be able to be moderately happy With what he does, so do not expect to live that it’s time to exit, because it probably will not be able to address new challenges from the world of work today.
This implies a process
exchange where the initially affected have to recognize and be fully aware of their
attitude refusal to take the steps which puts them in the way of change.
Once you know what the factors
that the limit and not allow them to find the value of your
shares within a normal work environment, you can find and then use the tools necessary to fight them and return to find sense to what they do, because otherwise it could lose their jobs.
Each worker contributes separately and enriches your input
personnel in the growth of the company, so every
effort particular joined, then results in development and productivity, very important factors for any company < > function properly, so you just have to show the worker is really important what he does to maintain the smooth functioning.
To help these people and be able to get to react against what they do for a living, there are seven principles which I follow and that Dr. Alex Pattakos extracted from the book “Man in search of meaning” of Viktor Frankl. Book that teaches us how
under extreme circumstances and that tells us about the existence and the goals in the life of man, applied to the working world today.
The contents are described more principles which contribute to increasing our
of>> to face the challenges of working life and find meaning to daily life, enabling me to our internal
develop all our potential.
As outlined Pilar Jericho in an interesting article related to the topic:
” His message is powerful. It means that even if we do not have any possibility of action is always the option of saying that the attitude we adopt. And that thought opens up a whole world of possibilities, over which we have talked on occasion. It means feeling no protagonist and victim. Means taking into consideration that we have power, power to change although in some circumstances is just the attitude that we want to take. It is, in essence, an invitation to freedom … “
Les ready then
“sense” that Dr. Pattakos does not propose:
We have to exercise the freedom to choose our attitude .
This will allow us to have full freedom for people to be framed in an organization, we can choose the best attitude that we create convenient for us and for the rest of those who work around us. This will determine our commitment to the organization.
2 .- We have values and we must be committed to them
We must find the values which will then give meaning to what we do, both for ourselves and for each of our partners. The idea is to find the will power of meaning, as individuals we have to think about how to live life and what thoughts are with us.
It has identified three types of values:
– The values creative (when the work is not always the case, gives you opportunities to be creative)
– The values of experience (experience things, meet others …)
– The values of attitude (positive attitude enables us to achieve our challenges).
What we do and why we do it is what makes the difference in people.
Identify the time of the senses vital
Every moment of our lives contains a “seed” pointless, even a bad time. In any situation at work and before you act accordingly, we must do four questions:
How do I respond to the situation? Are the rancor, injuring someone, I have resigned, I did run rumors …
How I felt before this situation? (write a few words to describe it)
What I have learned of the situation?
How am I going to grow and develop from that situation?
We need to develop an action plan because if not, always repeat the same mistakes and you have to understand the sentiment behind every key situation.
No work against ourselves
Sometimes we are our worst enemy, we get so obsessed with something we are going backwards and get just the opposite (example: the micro manager, which is always watching and controlling what they are doing their collaborators).
– Do not you work against yourself: The individual found to individuals and key values that it has found throughout his life
Observatory at yourself from a distance
As human beings we (can not do what other animals) can look at ourselves from a distance, see our mistakes and our successes, we can have a sense of humor. We must foster a sense of humor, waking up every day with a positive attitude and pass it on to others.
6 .- change or shift the focus or center of attention
on on the attitude towards life, if you look at complaints more than grateful to be alive and if you spend the day looking for a real meaning to your work.
We need to reconfigure the difficulties and complaints with the aim of enhancing develop attitudes that prevent falling into a dynamic of constant discomfort.
When things get difficult at work may have to think about the positive characteristics of the work, avoid the stress and disease.
A good example is the film “Life is Beautiful,” which is about how a father “deceiving” a child in a concentration camp and how it makes you live another life as a game that allows you to continue living within everything good that can be drawn from a negative situation.
Extenderte beyond yourself (autotrascendencia )
This means not only thinking of you and worry more for others, your employees, customer, society. Go beyond itself: the optimism real work, live and work with regard to being able to size success / failure and sense / desperation to understand its magnitude.
Our heritage is not seeking to be reminded to us, but our colleagues are remembered for their contribution, that our customers are satisfied with our service, to bring something to society … etc
You can choose how we want to
our future. A personal future but it’s labor that also depends the future of the organization . This is our only choice and that is why from
our interior must come the answers.
This post is
inspired in the article “ Retrieve the meaning of work
” I read in the No. 34 print edition of the journal Selection Magazine, a publication of the Select Group and is garnished with the contents of the post The leader seeks meaning and leads others to seek meaning, Designing blog.