The Workplace today

People today, more than ever, are stepping up and taking charge of their lives. There is a new cultural openness toward how we live our lives, and we are living our lives to the fullest. We know that we are entitled to our own time as
individuals and that we are free to pursue our dreams and desires in an effort to figure out what is important to us.

Sometimes, though, we are so caught up in what we don’t want in our lives that we are sidetracked and lose our focus—we are stuck.
The important thing to do is to take a minute to write down what you do want. How can you improve your score if you don’t accurately keep your score? It’s the same thing.

How can you get what you want if you don’t know what you want? Figure it out!

Now, here’s the secret.
Once you finally figure it all out and know what you want—expect nothing less!
It’s all about knowing what you want in the workplace or what workplace success means to you.

Here’s a list to get you in the right frame of thought:

  • Workplace/Workspace Camaraderie—Face it, most of us spend more time with co-workers than we do with friends and family. Getting along with co-workers can make the difference between enjoying your time spent at work and just putting in time.
  • Job Satisfaction—Feeling challenged, fulfilled, important, appreciated, and promotable are all part of the stimuli that bring about job satisfaction.  What factors are the most important to you?
  • Corporate Community—Find the right corporate environment to suit you. Aside from working within the field of your expertise, the company attitude also plays an important factor in how you will fit in. For example, if you have high expectations of climbing the corporate ladder, you better make sure that there is a good fit between you and the company and that there is in fact going to be a position that could potentially open up for you within a time frame suitable for you. For example, if the only position you could migrate into is presently held by one of the owners—chances are you’re not going to have the opportunity to be promoted into that position, unless you are hoping to become a partner or if the owner is planning to retire.
  • Respect—Mutual respect in the workplace is tantamount. Getting along with your bosses, colleagues, and/or co-workers because you genuinely like and respect them is nothing short of amazing. There is no room for complacency.  Creativity and team focus run rampant.
Now focus on what you want:
1)You have a choice of what career path you take, and you can change midstream if you find something more suitable to what you want to do.

2)You don’t “need” to follow anyone’s example, and you don’t have to 
follow a stereotypical career path. Realize your entrepreneurial flair.

3)You don’t “need” to stick with the same career all of your life.  Sometimes opportunities come your way. Sometimes you will find that your skills
also work well in different areas where you could progress more quickly or where you feel more challenged.

4)Take time to figure out what you want and need. Do this on a regular 
basis and address what is and isn’t working for you, and then make changes accordingly.

About Lorii Myers

39 Time Award Winning Author
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