Non-Job Related Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction
Finding satisfaction in our work is a complex issue. There are many influences that affect our satisfaction with our job, both external and internal. Although there are many job-related factors impacting job satisfaction, there are also many non-job related factors that can have a powerful effect.
1. Lack of Support
For many people, the lack of support from their highest-level management is a key contributor to their lack of job satisfaction. If those responsible for managing a team lack the necessary knowledge and skills to guide, educate, and support the team, there will likely be a lack of trust and appreciation from the team.
2. Lack of Personal Fulfillment
When your job does not align with your personal values and goals, a sense of disconnect and dissatisfaction can arise. A feeling of personal fulfillment is an important aspect of finding job satisfaction.
3. Poor Working Environment
Unpleasant or distracting working conditions can have a significant effect on our job satisfaction. Poor lighting, uninspiring decor, and inadequate facilities, such as a lack of functional technology, can all contribute to a lack of job satisfaction.
4. Stress and Burnout
Stress and burnout can become serious issues when job demands are too high or result in an inability to reach the targets set by the employer. The constant stress of having too much to do and too little time to do it can take its toll and eventually lead to a feeling of apathy and lack of job satisfaction.
Financial stress can be one of the biggest detractors from job satisfaction. Low pay is one of the most common complaints by workers around the world. Even if you have a fulfilling job which you enjoy, it can be difficult to stay satisfied if your income is not meeting your financial needs.
These are just a few of the non-job related factors that have an impact on our job satisfaction. No matter what the cause of your dissatisfaction, it is important to find a path to making your job work for you. Finding a way to be satisfied and productive in your work will have a positive effect on your entire life.
Remember: Job satisfaction is a multifaceted issue, with many external and internal influences that you can work to improve in order to make your work life more fulfilling.