What’s the most exciting part of your job?

EKG Pulse Graph with Glowing Blue Line

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the most exciting part of your job?

  • My teammates: 25.4%
  • Our products/services: 17.0%
  • My growth and development: 18.6%
  • Market dynamics and challenges: 15.1%
  • Something else: 10.0%
  • I’m not excited at all about my job: 13.9%

Maybe it’s time to quit. Answers about what excites you about your work were pretty evenly distributed across teammates, growth, and the work you do. The striking answer that jumps out is that 14% of you aren’t excited at all about your jobs. Acknowledging that we all don’t have the flexibility to up and walk out to find another job, something needs to change. See if you can get your responsibilities changed. Find another department to work in. Pin down the top dissatisfiers about your work and figure out how to change them. At the very worst, if you hate your job that much, maybe it’s time to quit. Life is too short to be uninspired and miserable. Don’t just sit there – figure out a way to change your situation.

Do you agree with these poll results? Let us know in the comments below!

Mike Figliuolo at thoughtLEADERS, LLC

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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 240,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.

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