How to keep engaged at work?
Even great professionals experience struggles at work. Their mettle is tested. And they decide to stick it out despite the odds.
But it is hard to sustain. This adage is true: Choose a job you love and you never have to work a day in your life.
Employees often rely on their managers to motivate them, to engage them. It is a thing of the past. Because great people are proactive. They recognize the opportunities presented in strife and thrive at work. They want to consistently provide excellent service to clients.
So, why is it important to self-engage yourself at work? Why should motivation come from within? It’s simple. No one can change the way you are as a person – and that includes thoughts, words, perspectives, and personality. You have got to make the choice to find meaning in the work you do. Unfortunately, the outside factors, such as family, bills, and current financial status only affect a percentage of your decision to stay. Ultimately, that decision is yours. And if you are determined to make a difference in your company, you will make it happen. Your manager can only explain the blueprint of your role, but you are the one to add value to it.
The way you keep yourself engaged in the work you do differs with your colleague. Because no two people are the same. However, there is one thing that remains true across the board. A great professional who cares for the company and the clients he/she serves makes the impossible – possible. People who care go the extra mile to resolve a problem for a client.
If you understand your role and its impact on the business, you strategically build strong relationships with internal and external clients to help achieve your company’s goals and improve profitability.
The reality is that when employees are involved, they have higher work satisfaction. They feel a sense of accomplishment when hitting project milestones. More importantly, being a part of a successful project means you have achieved something more than acing your role. You are part of a bigger purpose that can be fulfilled when every member of the team is doing their part.
Remember the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You have the power to make the best out of your work. You only need to acknowledge and act on it.