Being Satisfied At School Or At Work

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Being satisfied at school or at work can, at times, be challenging. Work environment satisfaction is determined by how much a person likes what he/she is doing and specific areas of the job. Those who are dissatisfied in their job or at school may not feel appreciated. A person’s motivation plays a role in his/her satisfaction. Motivation gives people purpose and affects their behavior (Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy). When someone is motivated to perform well, they may experience satisfaction from achieving a goal. Cultures around the world have different views when it comes to several aspects of their lives; work approaches are no different. In the United States people are preoccupied by what they as an individual gets out of something. Western society is looking for individual recognition. In Japan people are group oriented. Achieving goals that benefit the group are more important than receiving individual credit for something. Individual or group approaches both require leadership and the leader must be ready to constructively influence his followers. The skills a leader possesses are critical to a leader’s effectiveness. Five skills a Christian leader should possess are the ability to provide feedback and to delegate tasks to followers, inspire others to commit to the project, being trustworthy, and being able to communicate to the followers what is expected. Communication can be done verbally or by demonstrating specific behavior. It is also important a leader listens to those around him/her. Allowing others to give opinions and feel they are an important piece to the entire operation is critical. Discussion School in general has always been satisfying to me; I enjoy the structure school provides. I enjoy being challenged... ... middle of paper ... ...sically. Followers who are given the opportunity to be a physical part of the group and to do things to help the group reach its objectives will feel more appreciated and more important. I think it is important to build up morale and make sure everyone is involved in the process. Part of the process is showing followers that the leader makes mistakes and is able to open up and be transparent. Creating an environment in which followers trust the process and trust the person in charge of the process will help lead to success and will create a sense of security for followers. The leader chooses what happens to the organization; it is important that followers believe the leader is guiding them in the right direction. Psalm 56:3-4 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
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