It’s easy to be enthusiastic about a new job. It means new opportunities, new relationships and often the potential for career advancement. But maintaining that enthusiasm for the long haul can be difficult. If this sounds like you, here are some ways to fall in love with your job all over again.
Improve Relationships With Colleagues
How well you get along with your colleagues will usually determine your overall level of job satisfaction. If the bonds are tight and there’s legitimate chemistry, you should be fairly happy. Otherwise, if there’s friction or a lack of chemistry, it’s common to experience dissatisfaction. If your current relationships with your co-workers are less than ideal, you should put forth the effort to improve them.
Small business consultant Scott Matteson offers some advice in TechRepublic:
- Be courteous
- Address people by name
- Respect your co-workers’ time
- Don’t be a chronic complainer
Get Involved With Other Teams
Teamwork is also huge. You’re far more likely to experience job satisfaction when you’re involved with teams. So make it a point to be a team player and work on your communication and collaboration. Reach out to others, and be the one to initiate teamwork.
Increase Your Learning
Things can become stale when you stop learning. Even if you’re great at a handful of tasks, your growth as an employee will be limited if you fail to push yourself. That’s why you should take advantage of every learning opportunity there is.
Here are some tips:
- Stay up-to-date on industry trends
- Read relevant books
- Participate in online courses to develop new skills
- Join social networking groups in your industry
And as Darren from Skills You Need explains, there are some major benefits to learning. “In practical terms, your brain changes substantially when you learn something new. It’s not just about being able to do things in a different way; you get side benefits such as improved verbal aptitude, better language skills and improved memory.”
Take on New Responsibilities
Finally, you should always be up for new challenges and performing tasks that may be outside of your immediate skill set. For instance, you could volunteer for projects that make you a little uncomfortable or be willing to help co-workers who fall behind on something.
It’s not easy to maintain the same level of passion for your job as when you first began. But following these techniques can help you fall in love with it all over again and increase your overall satisfaction.
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