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Reasons why work is demotivating you

Reasons why work is demotivating you

[fa icon="calendar"] May 2, 2013 10:57:48 AM / by Briana Songer

Briana Songer

Demotivated. That feeling when you dread going in to work. It could be you had a bad week or maybe you’ve been miserable from day one. Maybe one of the following is a reason why…

Demotivated. That feeling when you dread going in to work. It could be you had a bad week or maybe you’ve been miserable from day one. Maybe one of the following is a reason why…
No Direction

Your targets or goals are vague or unrealistic and you feel you have really no way to achieve them. Maybe you weren't trained sufficiently, or you don’t have the support you need to complete your goals. Either way, you’ve lost your confidence and ambition. It’s hard to take pride in your job when you have no idea what your doing.

No Credit

Did you work really hard on a difficult project only to have your credit shrugged off or given to someone else? Or maybe no one seems to recognize the effort you put in day after day in an incredibly tough job. If there isn’t enough praise or if you feel like the work you do is never appreciated or recognized, why try?

No Social life

Too many hours. You live, breath and think about work. You have no time for your family or friends. You’re burned out, exhausted and overburdened which renders you unable to perform your duties well.

No Teamwork

In the beginning you had a great team and great management and communication. Then, a few good employees leave and you're surrounded by workers that take no pride and interest in their work and disrupt the once positive work environment. You feel like people don’t help each other, your manager micromanages and doesn't trust anybody. For more on Management skills, see: Supervisors 101

No Challenge

What you thought was a great opportunity to use your abilities, now feels like a waste of time. You want to feel challenged at work, but instead feel frustrated from not getting the satisfaction when you’re using your brain to its full extent.

You can be demotivated by one reason or a combination of many. Not every job will be a perfect fit, but having too many demotivating factors will wear you out and ultimately affect work performance and possibly other areas of your life. It’s important for you and/or your company to recognize what’s causing difficulties and solve them. So, what are ways to motivate your employees?

(Re-post from December 20, 2011)

About the author: Nicole is the Marketing manager with the PlayVox team. PlayVox is a platform that uses gamification, learning and social tools to make call centers better places to work.

No Direction

Your targets or goals are vague or unrealistic and you feel you have really no way to achieve them. Maybe you weren't trained sufficiently, or you don’t have the support you need to complete your goals. Either way, you’ve lost your confidence and ambition. It’s hard to take pride in your job when you have no idea what your doing.

No Credit

Did you work really hard on a difficult project only to have your credit shrugged off or given to someone else? Or maybe no one seems to recognize the effort you put in day after day in an incredibly tough job. If there isn’t enough praise or if you feel like the work you do is never appreciated or recognized, why try?

No Social life

Too many hours. You live, breath and think about work. You have no time for your family or friends. You’re burned out, exhausted and overburdened which renders you unable to perform your duties well.

No Teamwork

In the beginning you had a great team and great management and communication. Then, a few good employees leave and you're surrounded by workers that take no pride and interest in their work and disrupt the once positive work environment. You feel like people don’t help each other, your manager micromanages and doesn't trust anybody. For more on Management skills, see: Supervisors 101

No Challenge

What you thought was a great opportunity to use your abilities, now feels like a waste of time. You want to feel challenged at work, but instead feel frustrated from not getting the satisfaction when you’re using your brain to its full extent.

You can be demotivated by one reason or a combination of many. Not every job will be a perfect fit, but having too many demotivating factors will wear you out and ultimately affect work performance and possibly other areas of your life. It’s important for you and/or your company to recognize what’s causing difficulties and solve them. So, what are ways to motivate your employees?

(Re-post from December 20, 2011)

About the author: Nicole is the Marketing manager with the PlayVox team. PlayVox is a platform that uses gamification, learning and social tools to make call centers better places to work.

Topics: tips

Briana Songer

Written by Briana Songer

Marketing Director at PlayVox

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