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Office Chat: Job Satisfaction

10:18 AM, Jan 22, 2010   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This week we're looking at job satisfaction on Office Chat.

Job satisfaction describes "the happiness or contentment an individual feels when he/she assesses the nature of their job," said Paul Fadil, a professor of organizational behavior and international management at the UNF Coggin College of Business.

"Dr. Paul" as he's known in the firstcoastnews.com chat room, is a regular feature on Good Morning Jacksonville with Joy and Phil.

Managers, here are some telltale signs that show a worker is happy with their job.

  • They're not absent.
  • They're not looking for another job outside of the market.
  • They give 110 percent.
  • They're extremely committed and involved.

Fadil said organizations can do things to help their workers be more satisfied on the job, including:

  • Autonomy
  • Appropriate training
  • Feedback
  • Job variety
  • Task significance

Surprisingly enough, money has never been shown to have any impact on job satisfaction, according to Fadil.  "People love or hate their jobs because of their jobs."

A good relationship with your boss also helps job satisfaction.  Developing a personal and professional relationship with your boss, Fadil said, can directly affect your own happiness in your job. 

First Coast News

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