How to Find the Right Job, Boss and Co-workers
Are you feeling stuck in your job? Do you find yourself daydreaming about the perfect work environment, with inspiring colleagues and a boss who values your contributions? If you are experiencing any of these feelings, it might be time to ask yourself some tough questions about your current situation, and how you can make the necessary changes to find the right job, boss and co-workers.
In this article, we will explore the concept of Ho‘ohana, the value of worthwhile work, and how it can inspire intentional focus on the things that are important to you, even if your current job is not your ideal career choice. We will also discuss the three significant reasons people change jobs and some practical solutions to each of them.
1. We didn’t select the right job for us in the first place.
Choosing the right job is undoubtedly the most crucial factor in job satisfaction. It is essential to have a job that aligns with your core values, interests and strengths. Take the time to reflect on your passions and what you want to achieve in your career.
The best way to figure out if a company aligns with your values is to find out what their core values are. During a job interview, make sure to ask this question, “What are the core values of this company?” This will help you see if their values match with yours – if they do, you’ll have a much easier time aligning yourself with the work. If not, you’ll likely run into problems and become dissatisfied with your job.
When it comes to finding the right job, be selfish. In this case, being selfish means having a smart strategy. Don’t apply for every job that comes your way; be intentional with your applications, making sure that it aligns with your values and passions.
2. We don’t get along with our boss.
Your boss has a significant impact on your work experience. If you don’t get along with your boss, it’s unlikely that you’ll find satisfaction in your job. Your relationship with your boss must be positive, productive, and professional.
One of the most critical aspects of managing your relationship with your boss is to manage up well. This means finding ways to make your boss’s job easier by being an excellent employee. It’s crucial to communicate effectively with your boss, asking them, “How do you prefer we work together?” Then, renegotiate if necessary and deliver on what you both agreed on.
3. We don’t feel a connection to those we work with.
Working with co-workers who we don’t like or have no connection with can be challenging. It’s hard to work in a team when you don’t feel like you’re part of it. However, it’s essential to remember that you are part of the team. If you’re not happy with the work environment, you have to be the change that you want to see.
Take the time to set the example for how you want your co-workers to behave. Get involved in discussions, volunteer to lead projects, and be the poster child of excellent work ethic. As you perform better, you’ll raise the bar of performance that others will have to live up to in the entire department or company.
In conclusion, finding the right job, boss, or co-workers may seem like a daunting task, but it’s essential to live a fulfilled and satisfied life. The solutions to these significant problems are within our control. Taking ownership of the situation and being brave enough to make changes will make all the difference. Remember that you have the power to make the changes necessary to break out of the job rut and find the job that’s right for you.