Knowing your core strengths and opportunities, and using them, will bring job satisfaction. Every day that you can connect with your peers, subordinates, or your boss using your core strengths, will improve your confidence. This will enable to elevate you in front of others, allowing them to see your strengths in action. Once others see your individual strengths, they will connect you with it, and perhaps use you for a task or project in the future. It’s like networking within your core group.
One of my strengths is innovating ideas for events that engage our team. I think out of the box, using company directives and new information to connect with the team and implement a culture shift or new idea. I always integrate fun in the events. Having your boss be able to count on you for creating ideas, executing projects, or leading teams, will keep you connected with your employer and your team. When using your skills and strengths, you will feel more part of the team, connected to your company, and overall increase your job satisfaction.
Discussing your strengths with your boss and with your peers will allow you to determine if you are on the right track, or if maybe they see something else. Seeking feedback is essential for growth in all levels of positions in a company. We may not always like what we hear, but if examples are given, we can act upon the information. These discussions can also connect you with your employer and make you feel more engaged with them.
Keeping yourself engaged and motivated at work, will help with your personal development and job growth. After all, we are the only one’s who care about our personal development, and are in charge of our own destiny. Make every day count!
Add comment July 27, 2011 Tessa Duckett
Hi, I’m Tessa Duckett. I am very passionate about my team, my company, and my career. I would like to share some exchanges of ideas, influences, and results of keeping our employees happy at work, and wanting to come to work inspired every day. I have had some tried and true events that went good, and not so good, but each time I learn and grow and build relationships with people- both employees and customers. We all need a lift, a light bulb to go off, an idea to keep us being successful. Here’s my reasons why we need to connect and discuss the ever-changing environment of company culture.
1. I have over 15 years of LEADERSHIP experience. I have managed 70 employees for a major department store. Through this experience, I have learned how valuable people are, and that what makes them motivated only increases productivity, and the bottom line- gets results.
2. I am currently a HUMAN RESOURCE representative for a retail establishment with over 140 employees. My goal is to retain and develop employees to encourage them to want to stay and be productive, from entry-level employees to entry-level management.
3. I am known for keeping a fun TEAM CULTURE with a friendly connected team. Leading a team with different career goals can be challenging at times, but knowing how to motivate them will keep them focused and engaged.
4. I foster a CULTURE of caring about my employee’s overall well-being, including their career goals, their financial goals, their health goals, and their community goals.
5. Building relationships is the only way to keep your team connected to their work, and the company. What you know about them can create a sence of belonging and value to the team.
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Add comment July 22, 2011 Tessa Duckett
For me, being passionate about people and how you are treated at work, which is where you spend more time than with your family, is a personal journey. It started for me when I got my first assistant manager position. I was so happy and proud. As I promoted through the company, how well I did depended on how well I was being treated. The more recognition I received, the more promotions I received. But then, after ten years, something happened, something shifted. I was no longer getting praised and recognized. I had become stagnant and complacent. I had the best job ever, what was happening to me?
Part of it was the work-life-balance between family and career, just trying to please everyone, and be everything. The other was that my employer was not fueling me with the things that I needed. Again, I loved my job. I worked in a fabulous industry about pretty things with pretty people, but that didn’t seem to be enough. I liked the position I had. I wasn’t chasing a promotion. I just needed to be treated a little bit differently- challenged within my current position, Engaged in what I was doing, excited to go to work, wanting to do the best job in the current position that I had. I was at a cross roads, and I jumped ship. I left the glamorous position, I was looking for something different.
And I found a company that values me, and engages me everyday. My job now is to give back this new-found excitement and ensure my team is getting the best that they need for where they are at, right now, in their career.
http://www.jobdig.com/articles/724/7_Steps_to_Creating_Renewed_Job_Commitment.html, A great article titled “7 Steps to Creating Renewed Job Commitment”By Janine Moon. From Jobdig- because everyone should dig their job. ( I love that!)
I should’ve had that 5 years ago! Please share your thoughts.
Add comment July 22, 2011 Tessa Duckett