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How can I enjoy my work?

The best way to enjoy your life at the office is to have a good boss. Research tells us that the immediate supervisor is the most important single factor in worker satisfaction.

In many organizations you can work on getting a great boss by transfer, but if you can't, or if it's going to take a while, you can pay attention to some of the things a great boss creates in a great working environment.

Interesting and meaningful work is one component of a great working environment. Maybe you can't change the work you do, but you can change some of the ways that you do it.

Try to become an expert on some aspect of what you do. That moves you right into learning, which is a human form of play, and also is likely to increase your positive recognition.

Try setting up a simple scoring system for yourself. Measure your efforts and results on a daily basis and try to beat yesterday.

Clear expectations are a characteristic of a great working environment. Don't wait for them to come to you. Spend the time to clarify what your boss wants. It will make your work less stressful.


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