How are you feeling about your job right now? Has it become stale? Do you feel like you’ve hit a plateau? If so you change things through Job crafting, a process that will allows you to tweak your current job to make it more satisfying and boost your productivity. Here’s how to start;
Embrace it a as mini makeover:
Job crafting is not a huge overhaul of your job; it’s about making the most of your current job so that you get more satisfaction from it and becomes more meaningful to you. It emphasizes what the job is now and what could be, through tweak in areas that will make you more motivated, It’s permission within reason to make changes to your job or how you do it.
It must start with you:
Job crafting must start on your own initiative; remember it’s about how to tweak your job to you give you more satisfaction; and only you are best placed to know what you ‘ll find fulfilling. Job crafting doesn’t have to be a one off exercise. For starters analyze your job, list the current tasks; which ones you good at doing; what types of tasks you enjoy doing, which ones you don’t or struggle with and what outcomes do you need to achieve.
Make it a positive strategy:
Job crafting must make you more productive. It should allow you to increase the control you have over your job by adjusting it to fit the skills and preferences you have, to play to your strengths, to improve both satisfaction and performance and meet objectives set by your manager. Approach it as a positive process and be optimistic about what you might accomplish by re-thinking your job with a positive mindset. If you have a job now that you don’t enjoy, dragging yourself along till you find another one is not a sensible approach. Tweak it and see the benefits.
Ensure it’s a win for you and organisation:
Make absolutely sure that within your re-crafted job, you’re fully meeting the objectives you’ve been set. You can take on new responsibilities, make the job bigger, more interesting- whatever suits you but keep the core focus and deliver the outcomes related to job purpose. For example, you may consider how to improve the way that things are done, how else you may use your strongest skills; ways you can develop more effective interactions with other people. You might also wish to reflect on how to increase the impact of your work.
Now take action:
What one thing can you do to make your work more enjoyable?