Getting Out of a Slump at Work
Let's face it. You probably hate your job. I probably hate your job if I knew what it was. Even Americans who are fortunate enough to have a job during this time period, 45% are dissatisfied with their work according to a 2010 survey. Being dissatisfied with your career path can become a monotonous experience as if it were Groundhog Day.
With that being said, it is common for many workers to fall into a slump during their career. Maybe your job is unfulfilling or you're going through a temporary dry spell. Sometimes it may cause for a change in careers, but many times it can be solved through a little initiative and creative thought. If you've found yourself in this position once, or even many times, this week's Wall Street Journal provides tips on how to combat this negative mindset.
Everyone can relate to hitting a wall at work. Whether it's feeling unchallenged or underappreciated, most of the reasons people get stuck in their role can be resolved with planning. But you must understand the nature of the problem and determine whether it's a workplace issue, such as being topped out in the company, or a psychological impasse.