How to find joy at work

We’re on a mission to make work as good as it can be. 

That means hiring great people, finding clients who give us the opportunity to do fulfilling work and creating an open and honest environment. 

However, just as in life, there’s personal responsibility for everyone involved to make work as good as it can be. 

And the more you can find joy in your work, the more you will give your best-self to work, which will create an incredible virtuous cycle. 

Thanks to our amazing PR team, I was featured in Grazia alongside our clients Civerinos and Connect Three, offering my insight into two of the ways people can better find joy at work. The feature followed a survey which showed more than 90 per cent of people in England feel disengaged at work. 

Here are my top two tips: 

Redefine your role 

Chances are, your employers understand the more time you spend doing the things you love, and are genuinely good at,  the better for your happiness and progression, as well as the success of the business. We always appreciate when people come to us to discuss evolving their job role. 

There’s a quote from Dr. Seuss that I love: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You”. Remember nobody can be better at being you, and you should constantly redefine your role until you’re doing what you’re uniquely good at and passionate about – it will be far more fulfilling.  

Cultivate a growth mindset 

In old jobs, I always thought the most unhappy people were those who had “quit but stayed” – people who had all but given up on the job and used it to pay the bills, nothing else. 

At the very least, go into each day actively looking to learn and grow, even if you’re learning about what not to do rather than what to do. If every day you’re trying to make progress and better yourself,  it can make the day more fulfilling. 

Each and every person exhibits both of those practices, which is incredibly powerful and makes our team much stronger than even the sum of its parts.  

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