12 Questions to determine if you are happy at work

I just finished the the audio book “1st Break all the rules”. I really liked their catelog of question to determine if someone is happy at work. Here is the list:

1.) Do I know what is expected of me at work?
2.) Do I have the material and equipment to do my work right?
3.) At work do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
4.) In the last 7 days have I receive recognition or praise for good work?
5.) Does my supervisor or someone at work seem to care about me as a person?
6.) Is there someone at work who encourage my development?
7.) At work do my opinion seem to count?
8.) Does the mission or purpose of my company make me feel like my work is important?
9.) Are my coworkers committed to do quality work?
10.) Do I have a best friend at work?
11.) In the last six month have I talked with someone about my progress?
12.) This last year did I had opportunity to learn and grow?

The major part of this book focus on the advice to accept and foster the unique talents and interests every person has. They also explained the concept of “tough-love”. By this concept a manager can give tough feedback without being personally disappointed in the person.

I can recommend this audio book “1st Break all the rules”. It was a nice “read” and had some great points.

About Lars Vogel

Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of vogella.com. With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.
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