3 More Reasons People Are Bored at Work: Conformism, Underwhelm and Overwhelm

overwhelmed1Part of the reason 2/3 of people aren’t enthusiastically engaged in their jobs is boredom. But underlying boredom are some contributing factors that can be fixed… if you have the courage to speak up.

  1. You find yourself conforming.

    It’s not unusual for people to start “sleeping on the job” once they hit year 3 or 4. At this point, they know their coworkers, processes and technology aren’t perfect but have adjusted to inherent limitations. Interest in opportunities for improvement begins to wane.

    Each day brings the same set of problems and responses. From a performance perspective, the sharp “blacks” and “whites” so obvious on Day 1 become indistinguishable shades of gray. At one point, you may have been saying, “I can’t believe what’s going on here!” You now find yourself saying, “I can’t believe how tired I am!”

2 Reasons People Are Bored at Work – Can’t Get Your Mojo in Motion

Reasons People Are Bored at Work It’s no wonder so many people count themselves among the zombies who show up for work each day. When two-thirds of people report feeling tired or bored at work, it’s time to ask why—and what can be done.

I hear this a lot behind closed doors with the people I work with its either “I’m so bored,” or “I’m so tired all the time.” But it may not be either.

Are You Bored—or Boring? The Brain Science Behind Boredom Part 2

3 More Reasons People Are Bored at Work:
Conformism, Underwhelm and Overwhelm

Part of the reason 2/3 of people aren’t enthusiastically engaged in their jobs is boredom. But underlying boredom are some contributing factors that can be fixed… if you have the courage to speak up.

You find yourself conforming.

It’s not unusual for people to start “sleeping on the job” once they hit year 3 or 4. At this point, they know their coworkers, processes and technology aren’t perfect but have adjusted to inherent limitations. Interest in opportunities for improvement begins to wane.

Are You Bored—or Boring? The Brain Science Behind Boredom Part 1

2 Reasons People Are Bored at Work – Can’t Get Your Mojo in Motion

As an Executive Coach, it is often necessary to “read between the lines”. People often talk about symptoms without digging deeper on the underlying issues that contribute to feeling disengaged. I have learned that even people with complex, multi-faceted leadership roles can suffer from “boredom”. In this series of posts we will take a look at boredom, and what that word may really mean.