As per the Aristotle quotes, ‘Pleasure in the job puts Perfection in the work’. And I completely agree with the statement given the fact that you just can’t work if you are not enjoying doing that. Most of the times, stepping away from your comfort zone may not be easy but you have to take a strong decision to move to the work that you really enjoy doing.
Likewise, if I talk about my passion for talking to people and work with them hand in hand listening to their achievements and concerns, I am the happiest person to work in the human resources department. I love working towards employee motivation and employee development and I am proud to say that I am the only one in the whole office who has a record of 100% attendance. The point in sharing these details is to understand the importance of passion that takes you to get the perfection in the work.
Sometimes, when we don’t enjoy working and struggle to reach one point or another, it’s just that we need a passionate self to go to a new extent stretching yourself to achieve the target. You might need to follow few rules for yourself not to waste much of time, remain self-motivated, and have more and more energy to stretch yourself to reach the destination point in work. Once you are back home, you plan your rest of the times with activities you love to do like watching a movie, go out for dinner, playing your favourite sport, or simply hanging out with your friends. Why the same energy we get while we need to complete our work or meet the deadlines. And the reason for the same lies in the passion that leads to low employee motivation when they do their work just for the sake of its completion.
For HR professionals, employee development should start from recognizing their passion and helping them to achieve. Of course, if they are passionate about sports, we can’t ask him to go and become a sportsperson. However, we can arrange some special classes so that he can pursue his passion. Likewise, it is very important to know where the employee motivation comes from. To know more about it, the HR professionals can have simple survey filled by the employees where they can write in response to some open-ended questions about their feelings towards work, deadlines, their passion, and their work-relievers. Here, we are suggesting few questions you can opt for.
- Do you fear your workdays and the responsibilities you are given? Or do you really look forward to going to work and achieving the targets?
- Do you think that you are physically present in the office thinking about some other things in those working hours?
- Do you enjoy the daily tasks that are assigned to you?
- Do you think that your work is interesting according to you?
- Do you often read about the topics about your profession during your off hours and try to learn more about it?
- Do you find yourself in the situation of dissatisfaction most often or you feel happy when you reach back home?
All employees may not answer these questions honestly. However, trying to probe more and more about the employee development may lead you to reach a level of trust where they can talk to you more frequently without much hesitation.
It is very simple to understand that if you hate the things you are doing, you may never be able to give your best. However, it doesn’t mean that you should stop trying and quit. In fact, I strongly believe in not quitting. But, according to me, one must search within them to choose something that gives you happiness and leverages your ability to be your long-term occupation.