Are you wondering why you aren’t enjoying your job as much as you did? You’re doing mostly the same tasks you were doing two years ago when your company merged with the largest competitor, and there is no indication that there will be more downsizing. A lot of your colleagues are still at the company, and you are working with the same teams that you worked with previously. So, why the new job itch?
It’s possible that the culture has changed. The company ideas and ideals are not exactly the same. The goal of serving customers may not be addressed as often as before, and no one that you interact with seems to be as excited about new products at they used to be. In other words, you and your job no longer seem to be a perfect fit.
Gallup’s latest research shows that only 31% of employees are engaged at work (51% are disengaged and 17.5% actively disengaged). Those employees who are disengaged can negatively impact the environment, simply because they don’t have many positive things to say about their jobs or the company. Others take it a step further – they spend a great deal of their workday quickly getting through their required tasks so that they can spend as much time as possible planning for a career move.
Unless you definitely want to change jobs, it could be helpful for you to set up a meeting with your boss to discuss how the two of you could work together to make your position more rewarding to you and more beneficial to the company. These communication meetings should be continued and become a regular part of your schedule.
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