Working in a pleasant environment is one of the most valued to measure job satisfaction. The mixture of pleasant fellow, heads comprehensive, fair wages and attractive benefits, seems to be the basis of a dream job. But what happens when the physical space in which the confluence of all these wonders is far from comfortable? Do we remain equally pleased?
The truth is that the infrastructure factor directly affects the performance and satisfaction in any job. Hundreds of times I’ve heard the phrase “how good you are if you want to work every day locked in a cubicle.” A phrase that may appear suddenly thrown exaggerated, but imagine for a few seconds the following scenario: white walls, no windows or decoration, furniture with broad divisions each one meter, and infaltable silence that is mitigated only by the sound of a phone or the noise of the keyboard. Without a doubt, a discouraging picture.
Maria Victoria, my best friend is a professor of elementary education. It is one of the few people I know who you really passionate about their work. A few months ago came to a school in a beautiful city in the south of the country, with students respectful, good salary, comprehensive freedoms. But, unfortunately, the establishment did not have the right conditions to advance a class, and that eventually discourage and affect emotionally.
Dedicate ourselves to the craft or profession you always dream, is no guarantee that everything will go as we want. There are hundreds of external factors that influence a favorable or detrimental in the scope of our goals. Even something as seemingly superficial as the infrastructure of a place, can be telling when it comes to continue in a job.
My friend after five months of battle in a confined space without ventilation and where there were not even minimal amenities for the students, began to assess the possibility of leaving the job, that, despite the immense love he had for “their children “.
Cases are not scarce. Many of the so-called office work must deal with low-friendly environments and with technologies that do not necessarily alleviating the task. Sometimes using the Internet rather than aid can become a big headache, especially when time is short and the administrator runs at a snail’s pace.
Sure, situations such as this can irritate even to be more gentle. But if we fight, or get used to slow systems and places little harmonious, you can leave in the background back pain, headaches, tendinitis emerging, including stress? Because let us be clear, even to try to have a good attitude, sometimes the body, it passes the bill.
Maria Victoria finally decided to resign. She felt frustrated and little understood by their superiors, who are only concerned about the academic aspect and very little of the basic resources to achieve greater results. Today, feels that it is a step beyond and, ultimately, helped him to mature and stronger as a professional.
While many of the solutions to these problems are dependent on third parties and are beyond our reach, we can take some steps to alleviate the sorrow. For example, it is advisable to listen to music to raise our morale and we keep thinking positive. Also, make a clear break to take air and clarify the ideas. These are simple things, but insurance will help us to end the day on a more optimistic and forget that we do not have the proper infrastructure to carry out our work.