Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2016)
Workplace Satisfaction: What should an employee do
Author(s): Bilal Ahmad Rather
Abstract: Motivation of an employee, to a major extent, has always been ascribed to the role of an employer, as if only employer gets benefits from employee motivation. Regrettably, little has been said about what an employee gets out of it. A motivated employee is personally, socially, professionally and psychologically very much content and this weighs more than what an employer finds in his motivation. So an employee should be more concerned about what keeps him happy at work rather than what employer has to offer. This article talks about the employee’s aspect of motivation at work. The article breaks off from the traditional discussion of Employer-driven-motivation and focuses on Employee-driven-motivation. The discussion in this article finds its base from the fact that a “Happier employee begets the happier culture” and an employee should himself work towards the attainment of job satisfaction. We suggest some common principles to be followed at work and then move on to specific personality types and see how they can make their work worth doing.