Are you happy at work? Do you know how to contribute to the success of your company? Do you know what your role is at work? Understanding what we’re supposed to do and then being allowed to do it without being micromanaged is one of the most important and freeing feelings we can have in the workplace. If you’re not happy at work or feel like you know what you need to do, you certainly don’t have the autonomy needed to be happy. It may be time for you to have a discussion with your boss to create a communication system that can lead to the autonomy you need. This can not only free you up, but help them have more time for their work too.
Psychology Says This is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It’s Not What You Think)
When it comes to workplace, and in many ways, lifelong happiness, autonomy is the key. The idea that everything you do was purposely chosen by you and something you wanted to do helps to make you happier and certainly endorses the idea of being more involved in the actions you take. When you work for someone else it’s difficult to find this autonomy unless your company has a way to make it happen. In order to allow employees the freedom to make the right choices to succeed there has to be some guidelines offered and support in place to make the autonomy work. Once an agreement of the work requirements, the deadlines to be met and the communication are in place, it’s up to everyone involved to play their role in ensuring a positive environment of trust is maintained in the workplace.
Good Karma Foods CEO: “I Hate Losing a lot More than I Like Winning”
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When you put the right people in the right places to succeed you simply need to support their talents and give them to tools to grow and develop with your company. This is a huge part of what Doug Radi, president and CEO or Good Karma Foods, believes and how he works to run the company he’s in charge of. Even as a leader knowing you don’t have all the answers helps to make it easier and more possible for your team to come up with and create the right answer for any challenge. By continually challenging himself to get better and to learn Mr. Radi is able to grow and connect with others who also want to grow. Check out this interview and let it resonate with you and the leadership challenges you may face on a daily basis.
How to Succeed in Your New Job
As you get settled into a new role in a job the most important thing for you to know is what’s expected of you. Do you have weekly reports that need to be processed and sent to your boss, are you supposed to lead a team on a project, what is the performance measurements used to gauge your role? These are important aspects of your job that you need to discuss with your new boss, mentor and even other employees that may have an effect on your role. While it’s important to learn the technology and the tools you’ll be using, you’ve been hired to fill a void the company has had, which means you need to understand your role and set your goals early to make sure you understand your new job.