Earlier this week I asked you to search for people who seemed to love their jobs. I hope you asked around. Some people might have just been having a good day, but some might have suprised you. I found in my looking and searching that the majority of the people who seemed to love their jobs did it for the environment or the people — not necessarily the task itself. Ask any CNA or aide, and they’ll probably tell you that they don’t wake up in the morning looking forward to changing bed pans or giving a sponge bath. It would be an exception if that was the case. The majority of the time those that love their work, in the medical field especially, love it not just for the task, but for the people it assists.
These next few weeks I want these posts to be first a mental conversation starter. I want you to think about the answers of why different people you asked liked their jobs. I want you to mull over what you like about your job. Most of all, I want you to get to a point where you are able to pinpoint what you want to be different about your work, how you can change it, and how, as a leader, you can implement changes in your team to benefit your staff to the point that they will also move on from any mid-career crises. Simple as it sounds, high performance is most likely achieved in your team when people love their job.
Good luck this week!