When you read that only 29 percent of Millennials are engaged at work, it’s natural to think how problematic the statistic is for the generation. Yet when you look past the headline and discover that only 32 percent of employees in America are engaged at work, you understand this is not a generational problem. Gallup defines engaged employees as “those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.”
In their 214-page report on the State of the American Workplace published earlier this year, Gallup noted that: “more than half of employees (51%) say they are actively looking for a different job or watching for opportunities.”
Let this sink in:
Only one in three people are engaged at work. One in two people want a new job.
If you see yourself in these statistics, there is good news: It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to be unhappy, disengaged at work, and unsatisfied with your job. Many people have satisfying careers, and you can, too. But rare is the person who walks into that place—and stays there—by accident.
We spend time and money on the things we care about. For you, maybe that is a hobby or a relationship. Maybe it is your family, or a sport you care about. Maybe it is your physical wellness or your financial health.
How much time have you spent investing in your career?
Profit is an important motivation for employers to work toward having an enthusiastic and committed workforce. Because of that incentive, most authors and organizations look at the problem of disengagement at work from a corporate perspective, while very few approach the problem from an employee’s point of view. Still fewer offer custom, practical guidance to individuals struggling with their career direction.
To put it another way: we need more people empowering individuals to develop satisfying careers. Even for the fortunate people who have found their career direction early in life, they often still need a clearer understanding.
IF A SATISFYING CAREER IS YOUR TARGET, THEN YOU NEED TO KNOW THE SPECIFICS TO COMPREHEND WHERE YOUR BULLSEYE IS.
What are your top skills and strongest skill sets? How do you define your ideal work environment? Are you working in an area you are passionate about? Do you feel the work you do is worth your time? How do your personality traits affect your work satisfaction?
Almost no one takes a systematic, comprehensive approach to this process. Almost everyone can benefit from clarifying where their unique bullseye is. As a certified coach, I can guide you through this process. Read my testimonials or case studies to see how I have helped others.
If you need to find your bullseye, please get in touch. Contact me about setting up a free conversation to discuss how I can help you.
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