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  • Writer's pictureMarty Jalove

How to Help Your Employee Out of a Boring Job

Too often, employees may find themselves bored with their job. As a manager, you may have noticed their performance going downhill or even seen the signs of disinterest. If left unaddressed, their boredom may lead to resentment, decreased productivity, and eventually, employees may quit their job. Therefore, it is in the organization's best interest to address the issue and find ways to help the employees. In this post, we will be discussing some ways to "manage out" an employee who is bored with their job.

Identify the WHY of their boredom: The first and foremost step is to talk to the employee and try to understand their situation. Listen to their concerns and try to identify the root cause of their boredom. It may be that their job responsibilities have not changed in years, or there is no room for growth within the company. You may also try to identify if the employee is facing any personal issues that may be affecting their performance.

Create a Career Development Plan: If the cause of their boredom is related to a lack of opportunities, try creating a career development plan for the employee. Let them know about the available opportunities for advancement within the company and what skills they need to develop to achieve them. This helps them to stay motivated and interested in their job by having a clear goal in mind.

Offer Job Enrichment: If the cause of their boredom is related to job monotony, provide job enrichment opportunities to keep them engaged. Job enrichment can involve job rotation, new responsibility assignments, or even skill-based training programs. Offering variety to their daily routine can motivate the employee to perform better and contribute more.

Provide a Mentor or Coach: Sometimes, an employee may need guidance on their professional goals. As their manager, you may not always have the time to provide guidance personally, so offering them a mentor or coach can be beneficial. A mentor/coach who can provide personal insight and perspective on career development could help keep the employee engaged and motivated.

Encourage Work-Life Balance: Without a good work-life balance, employees may feel stressed and disinterested in their job. As a manager, encourage the team to have a proper work-life balance, offer flexible scheduling, and provide a supportive work environment. By keeping a positive work-life balance, the employee will likely feel refreshed and happier to accomplish their tasks.

Managing an employee who is bored with their job may be challenging, but it's important to do so to preserve their productivity and motivation. It is the responsibility of managers to identify the root cause of boredom and take the appropriate steps to help out the employee. By offering job enrichment, providing a career development plan, encouraging work-life balance, and having mentors or coaches available, allows you to work toward preventing boredom or burnout for team members. By handling concerns of boredom promptly, you provide the employee with the ability to perform at their best while growing and learning professionally.

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Marty Jalove of Master Happiness is a Business Consultant, Corporate Coach, and Company Strategist that helps small businesses, teams, and individuals find focus, feel fulfilled, and have fun. Master Happiness stresses the importance of realistic goal setting, empowerment, and accountability in order to encourage employee engagement and retention.

The winning concentration is simple: Happy Employees attract Happy Customers and Happy Customers come back with Friends.

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