Job Satisfaction: relevance

• Continuing with the discussion of Patrick Lencioni’s The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, I learned that the second significant element of job satisfaction is relevance. Does your job count? Do your daily tasks matter?

  • I don’t know
  • Matter to whom?
  • Are you kidding?

Maybe no one has mentioned it recently. People who know their work has merit are inclined to be happier and stay longer on the job.
Maybe the world doesn’t applaud when you show up, or file the forms, or perform the safety check. But it surely would be nice (and motivating) if your boss said, “You make this place safer (brighter, happier, more up-to-date, in compliance with the law, fun)”.
So no one is saying it where you work? Try it yourself. Start a feedback revolution.

Read the complete review of Lencioni’s The Three Signs of a Miserable Job on my website, http://www.anneheadley.com. And then think about your own job situation. Do you and other people acknowledge the relevance of what you do?

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