13 Jul Job crafting series – Part ii Crafter mindset
Are you ready to question your habits and beliefs about work?
This week, The Self-Coaching Minute dives deeper into Job Crafting, by looking at the Crafter’s mindset.
Job crafting is about shaping our work so that it fits our needs and making adjustments so that our job is more enjoyable and meaningful. It is about redefining and reimagining our work.
If you have missed Part I of the Job Crafting Series on Job dissatisfaction you can access it here.
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Job crafting is a step-by-step process accessible to all of us, regardless of our line of work and level of responsibility.
It is usually easy to experiment.
But making changes is not always the hardest part.
Questioning our beliefs and thoughts about work, observing our emotions and identifying our habits is.
Most importantly, job crafting requires us to WANT to be open to and explore possibilities.
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❧ Do you want a more enjoyable and meaningful job? Why or why not?
❧ What are the reasons why it might be difficult to make your job more enjoyable and meaningful?
❧ What are the reasons why it might be emotionally difficult to make your job more enjoyable and meaningful?
❧ Have you been taught or ‘conditioned’ that not enjoying your job is normal? How? How is this affecting you?
❧ How will you have to think about this differently if you want to make your job more enjoyable and meaningful?
❧ What are the real constraints in your job right now?
❧ What work habits do you have that you might perceive as imperatives but are not?
❧ How could you change these habits to make your job more enjoyable and meaningful?
❧ What are the thoughts and beliefs you have about your work that will need to change in order to make your job more enjoyable and meaningful?
❧ Which are the thoughts, beliefs and habits easiest to give up, alter or change?
❧ What permissions do you need to start job crafting?
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