I love to work. Especially because my profession in Human Resources allows me to help people everyday. When I reflect on my experiences, one aspect that keeps nagging at me is how I’ve seen countless people – good people, smart people – miserable at work. Think about it. Out of your last 5 working days, how many days have you come satisfied and content (or dare I say, even happy) with your day at work? If you come up with a number that is 3 or higher, double check yourself and ask someone you talk to every day (partner, family member, friend) and see if they agree.
There is plenty of research out there that shows the rise of stress, burnout, and mental health issues on the workplace. Here is good article sharing statistics about stress. There are more you can find with just a quick google search.
On top of what we face in the work environment, we have real every day challenges both at home and in our communities. As a society, we are facing an unprecedented pandemic and intolerable acts of racism and social injustice. These all impact our work experience.
I believe we can and should enjoy our work. I mean, we spend at least a 2080 hours a year at work. That’s 25% of your life! And that doesn’t count if you work more than 40 hours a week. Nor does it count all the time you spend thinking about work while not officially working. You deserve for your time and effort to be meaningful at least to you. And to do that, it’s important that you make the best of and most of your time working. This means growing, challenging ourselves, using a wide range of emotions, skills, and experiences, and finding purpose in how we approach our days.
Talent Uplifted was created to help you thrive at work! It is a journey for you, and for us all. Together we can improve work experiences and workplaces. You can enjoy what you do and even help others enjoy what they do. Your position and job title do not matter. Leaders are everywhere, regardless if you have a management job title. You can start by being a leader in your own life, taking ownership and action of your every day experiences. And Talent Uplifted is here to help you do just that!
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