If you took any employee to one side and asked them whether or not they believe they truly give 100% to their work, I wonder if they would answer affirmatively. Let’s try to delve into the inner depths of our beings here and evaluate just how committed you really are to your work.
One of the most pertinent factors to dictate whether you really feel you are giving your job 100% boils down to your level of job satisfaction. If you jump out of bed in the morning with a spring in your step at the very prospect of going to work, this is excellent, and you are probably putting your all into what you do. However, if there are negative thoughts and issues getting in the way of the enjoyment of your work, you are likely to find that the figure you are putting into your job will be closer to the 50% mark or perhaps even lower.
Your Desire to Please Your Boss
Another good yardstick to use to determine the level of effort you are putting into your work is your attitude towards your boss. Do you have a healthy amount of respect for your boss? Do you find yourself wanting to please him or her and therefore feel the need to tackle every allocated task with your maximum effort? This is definitely a good way for you to determine your level of input into your role of employment.
A healthy amount of respect for your boss can only ever be a good thing. However, it is important not to take this too far, as there is nothing worse than being fake. Being genuinely respectful and wanting to do well will go far in securing that dream promotion.
The potential opportunity for promotion will be a hugely significant factor in determining an employee’s level of commitment to their job. If they feel there is a serious prospect for promotion in the near future, it goes without saying that that employee is going to aim for the stars when it comes to their level of input. However, if there is very little opportunity for upward progression in a job, it is understandable that you might be prone to under-delivering on a daily basis.
Who’s Responsible Here?
So, if it transpires that any employee is giving less than 100% to their employment, is this their fault or is there a problem with their boss or the company as a whole? The simple answer to this question is that there will never be a straightforward answer. There are many factors to consider, as outlined in this article. It will also depend on the personality of the employee in question or their boss or the company they work for.
If you feel that you are not giving 100% to your job, it is really important for you to analyse the reasons why as honestly as you can. If, deep down, you know this is all down to you, it is definitely time for you to think about changing your attitude so that you can keep your job or it may be time to apply for another job elsewhere.
If it is down to your boss or inherent problems with the company you work for, it is best to have an honest chat with whoever’s in charge to see what can be done. If that’s not possible, then it’s time to move on.