“Your job comprises a set of building blocks that you can reconfigure to create more engaging and fulfilling experiences at work.” – Harvard Business Review, June 2010
Think about the lens through which you view those less favorable tasks of your job. We all have them! Rest assured in the fact that there is a way to make these necessary “to do’s” more meaningful and intrinsically rewarding.
Choose a new outlook! Look at those less favorable tasks and begin to consider how to incorporate your own unique personality/strengths into them. Often it is not the task itself that’s daunting, but rather the way you view it.
Take for instance the many phone calls experienced each workday…
Sales calls – Scrap the idea of them being “sales” calls, and instead approach them as learning calls. After all, the intent is to inquire, gather facts, and build rapport – sales will be the by-product.
Whether it be incoming or outgoing phone calls, don’t be nerve racked, just change the way you look at them. See each call as a pursuit of learning about the other person. After all, have you ever heard of anyone getting in trouble for being a “good listener?”
It is important to successfully execute even those less favorable work activities (ring-ring-ring). Now you know how to make them meaningful and intrinsically rewarding. You simply just choose the lens through which you view them, whatever they may be!
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