Posted May 24, 2013 by rhita in Article

How to ensure you find happiness at the workplace?

Resting at workplace
Resting at workplace

There is hardly anyone who does not want to work in a MNC with a good designation and fat salary. Working at top companies of the world is something millions of men and women dream of. However, not everyone can be that fortunate. Like several million professionals you may have to settle for a job that may not seem as a dream job. However, as long as it is monetarily satisfying and there are prospects of growth, you may want to stick to the organization. You have to remember the fact that nothing in life, including the closest friends can be perfectly attuned to your likings and thoughts. With a little effort and change in mindset, you may start enjoying the work you do. Unless you are happy with the work and setup in your company, career growth may get hindered.

There will be things in the company that you may dislike. Besides, you may also have to deal with people who are actually detestable. However, this happens literally in any organization in the world. If you look around, you will find your friends and relatives also have to deal with simile issues. That does not mean you will keep searching for a company where everything is as per your linking. Hence, try to find things that keep you happy and motivated at work. Maybe the weekly dress relaxation or theme parties arranged by the office interests you a lot. Some people also like provisions for working from home given by their employers. The moment you feel bogged down by activities of a colleague or stressed by workload, remind yourself there are rewards of working in the company as well.

When you are in the office, do something that interests you every day. It can be related to your desk or cubicle or something that is not directly linked with assignments. For example, if your office has a gym and fitness center for employees, spend 30 minutes every day there to relax your tired muscles and toe up body. It will make you feel good and stay cheerful.

To make sure that you stay motivated and enjoy your work, try to develop new skills in spare time. For example, you can start learning a new language or enroll in an online course that has flexible schedule. This way, you can sharpen your skills without spending extra time outside work hours. This will also help to utilize free time instead of gossiping or smoking with colleagues which does not lead to anything meaningful.

Try to take care of issue and aspects that is related with work in your department and this will help you in resolving problems and preventing problems that can happen workflow. Careful and vigilant employees can save resources and help increase productivity. You may do this even if you are not asked specifically. In most instances, good deeds do not get unnoticed and it will help you earn brownie points.

If you make the employers and management feel that you have concern about your productivity and performance, it will go in your favor. Apart from the periodical performance review, you can also ask your employer for candid feedback on your performance. This will help you do better in long run and the employer will think of you positively. When you realize it you will surely feel good.

When you are given a chance to pick workload, take up whatever you are comfortable with. It will not be wise to take up oodles of work and the struggle to do it within schedule. If the work quality suffers and you cannot complete it within time, it will not go in your favor.

Try to stay away from negativity in the workplace. There are employees who always find fault with others and spreads negativity. Try to evade them as far as you can and when they invite you for back biting gossips, polity avoid saying you have work. Instead, try to find people who are motivated in your department and otherwise.

It would be a good idea to try various measures to beat stress at work. It can be a brisk walk in the terrace or office garden or a small coffee break that can help you deal with work related stress. Find what works the best for you and try it to deal with workload. You may also try reading motivational books to develop a positive mindset. Listening to light music if it is allowed can also help you soothe your nerve and mind at workplace.