After much study of the relationship between Job Satisfaction and performance it is noted repeatedly there is such a weak correlation, so what is the connection between the two?
For one is your self-esteem, which has more effect on both Satisfaction and performance but another factor is Happiness. What if we focused more on what made us happy at work versus job satisfaction or performance? I believe if we can find the things at work and about our work that makes us happy this could have a positive impact on our overall feel of work. The way people feel about work is an ever changing component of life and there could be a positive factor of looking into happiness rather than negative related stuff. It is keeping the focus on the positive that can help us realize what at work makes us happy and how to amplify it.
Think about when you feel happy…are you more productive, motivated, and able to get along with others better? I am. I feel more creative and ready to seize the day when I am happy and also when those around me find happiness as well. This doesn’t mean we are all going to be smiles and fun all the time but it does suggest we all can find something about what we do that makes us happy. Focus on it and expand it. The honest truth is you have to want to find it. You can find happiness in many ways at work such as task related in making a deal, reaching a team goal, getting through a huge stack of paperwork! Also in personal related a having a ‘good morning’ from coworkers, sharing a story or a joke, motivating a team or the best- getting praise or recognition for doing a good job. Taking pride in your work reflects your happiness so go all out; take control of your happiness at work.
If you are having trouble finding it, talk with someone about it, a coworker or a manager.
I attached a link below- I encourage you to read it!
Why happiness at work is more effective than being satisfied at work