These days, the large majority of workers do not like their job. They are not happy at work. It is sometimes easy to find signs in a professional environment making it more detrimental than beneficial.
However, most of the time, there are no specific sign. We only have a gut feeling of unhappiness, but it is unclear as of how and why we feel this way.
Worse, we know unconsciously that our job is not good for us, but the need of a paycheck takes over our personal integrity. Then we tend to bury sings of distress and we try to convince ourselves that we like our job. When our colleagues are asking if everything is okay, we always answer by an innocent YES! Politically correctness prevails.
If that is your case, you are an easy labor to manage. You know how to look emotionally intelligent. Although that attitude helps consolidating your position and gaining respect in corporate environments, beware of physical and mental collapse. Hiding feelings at work is a dangerous game for your health.
Even if it seems like you love your job, you should take some time to ask yourself a few questions that may reveal your job’s toxicity. In the absence of obvious insanity, a professional position environment offers only left brain hemisphere stimulation. Absence of room for self expression is a form of alienation. Automated work environment is the main cause of undetected and misunderstood psychological and emotional deterioration at work. Balance between left brain and right brain is more important than ever in a period of history when people are waking up to personal development and when the main goal in life is no longer to toe the line (education, job, household, retirement), but self actualisation.
This article suggests you a few questions to ask yourself in regards to left-right brain balance at work. These questions are designed to evaluate if your right brain side is considered by your employer’s activity for your benefit and if your position really allows you to stimulate it. Lire la suite
We say 75% of employees who leave their job do so because of a boss or a superior. That was true in past decades. These same employees are easily identifiable since they often jump ship and go working for a concurrent or another employer in the same industry.
However, how comes these days we observe employees quitting completely their professional field, despite no job loss, injustice or difficult working conditions? Why an established employee who cumulates several years of experience in an organisation, would suddenly announce a career reorientation, despite enjoying stability, recognition, a great working environment, and enough money to retire in a few years?
We could understand a worker who does not succeed or monetize its job conveniently. But, when the same phenomenon spreads among employees who have no reason to complain or jump ship, questions arise about our society. That trend seem to be gaining in popularity. This article assess the question from a qualitative stand point. Lire la suite
Being an entrepreneur is the job of the future. Some may not consider this position a »job » per say, but it really is the future of the job market. If we want to fight unemployment in »service economy » advanced countries, where manufacturing delocalisation and commerce spread is prevalent, that is the avenue to embrace.
In this last fourth article of the career series for right brainers, we discuss about the most important professional avenue: business. Admissions in university business programs are in spike. There is a good reason why. Labors and workers are tired to be slaves of a merciless job market. They want to be autonomous and self empowered. Indeed, being his own employer is certainly an excellent choice. Lire la suite
If you are looking for a job to make money, you need to consider the left brain way in your research. But if money is secondary and you are looking for a career where you will realise yourself, where you can fulfill your passion and where you will find happiness, you need to be aware of the current trends on the job market.
The number 3 article of this series is a list of the most popular right brain career path these days. Please note that we will simply list them. This article will be remade in an entire series later this fall. Here is that 30 jobs list: Lire la suite
In that second article in a set of four, we take a look at the different steps of a career transition to find a job that matches our aspirations. The 20 steps listed below are perfectly designed for a predominant right brain person facing lack of stability in employment, continually changing jobs, no matter what reason reality brings in that person’s life. Lire la suite
In this series of 4 articles, we will cover the essentials of a successful career change using the right brain. In this fist article, we discuss about the alerting signs you could notice in your professional life. Since 80% of people are unhappy at work, it may be a good idea to follow up on the next three articles to come seeing you experience one of the following sings below. Lire la suite