Do you feel passionate about the work that you do?
It is easy to tell who has a passion for their work simply by observing their behavior and performance.
Around 88% of employees report that they do not have passion for their work, and these individuals admit that it impedes their working to their full potential.
It could be that the issue lies in management; are team supervisors cultivating passion at work among the team?
Sadly, 80% of senior workplace managers surveyed report having no passion for the job.
To inspire and motivate, you need charismatic leaders who foster and help their entire workforce feel passionate about a job well done. Does your supervisor demonstrate a passion for the job?
Here are 12 practical tips on how to show more passion for your work.
Think ahead and take the bull by the horns when it comes to getting tasks done. Don’t wait around for someone else to offer. Jump in and get started. Passionate employees are excited by new opportunities, even if it means more responsibility.
Try to think of new or fresh ideas to bring to the job. Talk to supervisors about your ideas to obtain feedback, which also demonstrates your passion for work. Listen carefully to their input and continue to brainstorm.
Show passion for what you do by expanding your knowledge and expertise. This may entail reading industry publications to stay on top of the field or, through continued education, to hone your skills. Talk with others in your field to learn from their experiences, too. Joining industry associations is an excellent way to network and initiate growth.
Make an effort to invest in yourself with ways to spur personal growth. Take classes, go to retreats, take time for self-care, and tune your professional image to show that you are, indeed, passionate about what you do. Build esteem and self-confidence through your personal or leisure activities, which will manifest at work, too.
Putting the team’s needs before your own is another way to show that you care about your work and the rest of your coworkers and colleagues. Work collaboratively and be a team player to make tasks go smoother, optimize productivity, and inspire other team members to find their passion on the job, too.
There is an adage regarding ‘dress for the job you want, not the one you have….’ This loosely means that you should put forth a favorable first impression and polished appearance to demonstrate that you are serious and passionate about work. Supervisors will notice.
Try to circumvent and solve problems rather than create them. When faced with something unanticipated, like longer hours or a customer complaint, do not pass the buck or shirk responsibility. Show passion by taking on the challenge and picking up the slack when possible.
Become informed and educated about your competition. Know what they do and how they do it so that you can do your own job even better! Researching the industry shows that you are passionate about your work.
Try to stay abreast of industry trends so that you can see if your team is meeting the consumers’ wants and needs at the current time. Share your insights with colleagues. Check out what other similar businesses offer along these lines.
Perhaps the best way to show that you are passionate about what you do is to make progress and be productive at work. That is, work while you are at work! Model a good work ethic for those around you; it really can motivate and inspire others!
Another way to demonstrate a passion for your job is to be respectful when representing the company. Do not talk negatively about your workplace, company, management, or coworkers. And act in a dignified, professional way that won’t embarrass your employer.
Show passion and regard others by showing up for the job prepared and on time, whatever kind of work you do. If you are running late or have a conflict, reach out and be communicative about it. This shows that you care about the workplace and respect those that you work with.
What if your team is lacking inspiration and motivation for work? This can impact productivity and impede the function of your staff. This is when charismatic leaders can help foster and cultivate passion at work among the other members of their team:
Remember that passion can be cultivated and developed if need be. Everyone may have days that they do not feel passionate about the job - don’t give up on them. Use charismatic leadership to implement these suggestions and help your staff feel more invested in their work.
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