Employee Satisfaction and Need of Employee Satisfaction
In todays scenario where there is no dearth of competitors in the market, it is essential that employees work with dedication and sincerity. How do you expect a new joinee to develop a sense of loyalty and attachment towards the organization all of a sudden? The poor fellow does not know much about your company and it does take time for everyone to adjust in the system. Respect towards the organization comes with due course of time only when the employee is treated well by his superiors.
Employee satisfaction is a state where individuals are not only happy with their current profiles but also look forward towards a long term association with the organization. No individual wants to quit his/her job after every six months. But the moment monotony creeps in, people start looking for better opportunities. Most of the times, employees treat their jobs just as a mere source of earning their bread and butter. They come to office not because they enjoy their work but because they need their salaries to ensure a comfortable living.
Employees would never be satisfied with their jobs unless and until they have something interesting and challenging to work on. Monday morning blues is a common term used by professionals as an excuse for not coming to work and feeling lazy on the first day of the week. I personally do not agree with this. Trust me, if you really enjoy your work, you would feel like coming to office every day. Do we ever crib when we have a holiday or are at home? NO. Why? Just because we feel comfortable at our home. Why do we then always complain at work? Understand, there is a difference between your personal and professional life. Think logically. The moment you have unrealistic expectations at workplace, problems are bound to arise and you can never be happy and contended at workplace.
Both management and employees have an important role to play in ensuring a positive ambience at the workplace and eventually job satisfaction. Employees should not be created as mere robots that simply start working just at the click of a button and neither express themselves nor create problems for others. Management needs to stand by their employees and constantly mentor them. Employees are indispensable for the organization but in no way, pride and ego should get into their heads. Do not be under the impression that superiors would treat you with respect even if you do not perform. Such a thing is practically impossible in the professional scenario. Be positive and learn to adjust. Try to be happy and satisfied with what all you have got rather than cribbing over small issues.
It is crucial for the employees to be satisfied with their jobs, else neither they would be able to deliver as per expectations nor feel comfortable at the workplace. Believe me; satisfaction is all in our minds. Sometimes, we are satisfied with small things also and sometimes we find a problem even in the best of situations. How many jobs would you change? Believe me, there is a problem everywhere, only the nature of problem would vary. The idea is not to run away from problems but face them with a smile. Satisfied employees willingly work towards the fulfilment of organizations goals and objectives, eventually assuring profits and higher revenues. Unsatisfied employees often badmouth their organization which has a serious impact on the image of the particular brand. Employees who are satisfied with their jobs stick around for a long time, benefitting the organization with their expertise and experience.
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