These are all classic symptoms of boredom. Actually one could make an argument that they speak to employee engagement but for today let’s consider boredom. Here is Wikipedia’s definition:
Boredom is an emotional state experienced during periods lacking activity or when individuals are uninterested in their surroundings.
(If the psychological aspects of boredom interest you, you may want to read more here.)
Change the environment.
When was the last time you shook things up at work to provoke thought and provide variety? Little things – like holding a meeting in a coffee shop – can stimulate creative thought and help pull a team out of the doldrums. Changing the seating arrangement in the office may not be practical – so what about creating temporary work spaces where people can go to think through problems and come up with solutions?
Look around you. Someone is bored. Don’t let it become a terminal condition.
Getting hired is a fulltime job. In this post we’ll look at ways to get you to the job offer stage more quickly. Continue reading
Creative postponement. Such a soft and fluffy euphemism for the evil word procrastination. I can think of many addictions that are less harmful than this one. And yes, procrastination can be an addiction. Continue reading
Robert Galvin of Motorola - Image by Esthr via Flickr
“There will always be people who value the loyalty of their organization, and such people will always outperform those who do not.” Robert Galvin
Smart employers realize the value in going the extra mile for their employees. And great employees demonstrate loyalty to their organization — I think these are the people and situations Robert Galvin is referring to in the quote above. Continue reading
Robin Sharma has released a new podcast entitled: The 10 Keys to Genius Level Leadership.
3 thoughts that stand out for me:
- Being open to leadership learning is an act of bravery.
- Every genius was once a beginner.
- Leadership is what you do when no one is looking.
It’s a great listen!