Why are you losing motivation at work?

If you’re one of the many who lose motivation at work, it’s highly beneficial for you to find the root cause so you can start addressing it. Here we take a look at four demotivators and solutions to help you get back on track in the office.

Why are you losing motivation at work?

You feel insecure in your job

This could be because you feel your manager is always breathing down your neck, or that the business you work for isn’t performing very well. Whatever the reason, job insecurity can sap the fun out of going to work each day. You’re expending your energy by concerning yourself with office politics, meetings with your boss and your concentration wanes.

What do you do?

Open a regular communication channel with your boss to determine the state of the company and your job. If you know what position you are in, you are more likely to feel safe and work better in your role.

There’s nothing driving you in your current career

Although we tend to focus on money, a lot of the time when we think about our career, deep down it’s only a small portion of most people’s motivation. The motivator that really drives people is the vision that leads them towards professional success and a sense of purpose within a business.

Everybody wants to feel that they are progressing towards a better life, or they’ll get bored and start to stagnate.

What do you do?

Try to set achievable goals and when you complete them, check them off. These goals could include passing an exam to further your career, or something in your private life that will boost your mood away from work.

Your superiors do not know what they are doing

When you feel that your manager or superiors aren’t performing the way that they should, it’s very easy to lose confidence in them. So when you find yourself in this situation, it’s very difficult to stay motivated.

What do you do?

In this situation it might be too much to confront your boss. It might be better to approach others with authority in the business, or HR and express your opinions.

Your colleagues are unpleasant

Sometimes you will be willing to take home a little less pay if you have great coworkers. The people in a business environment are typically the most important factor in job satisfaction. When you’re working with unpleasant people, it’s very difficult to be productive.

What do you do?

You could look to resolve any conflict within the office if it’s only a few people who are bringing the mood down. This can be done with HR mediating the meeting to get the most out of them.

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Written by Ross East

Written by Ross East

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