employers on trial

November 27, 2008

gavel_1Are you happy at work? Are you motivated? Do you jump out of bed in the morning in anticpation of what lies ahead for you in the office? If you can answer yes to all of these questions, then you are very fortunate and can perhaps stop reading now. If you cant, then perhaps you should be considering whether you’re actually in the right job and working for the right company.

The fastest way to destroy the motivation of professionals
is to prevent them from doing what they were trained to do.”

Peter Drucker, 1909-2005

Does that sound like where you work? Has your motivation and enthusiasm for your job been quashed over the past few weeks, months, even years? Are you being prevented from actually doing your job?

How often have you gone for interviews hoping you’ve got what they’re looking for, or read job advertisements and questioned whether or not you have the right skill set & qualities needed? Perhaps we should all be much less concerned with ourselves and concentrate more on our potential/existing employers.

One of my favourite bloggers, Seth Godin, has written an interesting article where he suggests that we should all be more careful about choosing the company we work for. Instead of putting ourselves in the “am I good enough” category maybe we should be questionning whether the employer is good enough for us! Do we want to be associated with everything the company stands for? Do we want to behave like our bosses or pick up the ways of our fellow employees?

We spend an awful lot of time in our workplaces, we need to make sure they represent what we really want.

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