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How to improve your home working satisfaction

Improve home working satisfactionAre you beginning to get a bit fed up with your job or business?

Today’s sponsored post from Oxford Open Learning suggests ways to get more home working satisfaction:

If you’re not happy with what you do, you can rest assured you’re not alone.

According to a survey led by NatCen Social Research, UK workers are among the most dissatisfied in Europe.

Out of 20 nations polled, only six reported higher levels of employee dissatisfaction than the UK.

Rather than simply accept your lot, now may be the time to make some changes. The following advice could help you to ensure your home working days are more rewarding.

Consider upskilling.
One top tip is to upskill. It’s all too easy to get stuck in a career rut and to assume that your days of being able to pick up new knowledge and qualifications are over, but in actual fact learning new skills might be easier than you think.

If you can’t fit traditional classroom-based courses into your busy schedule, consider taking online learning programmes instead. Home study gives you the chance to boost your skills and gain extra qualifications while still keeping up with your existing work commitments. You can find out more about the range of courses on offer by visiting the websites of distance learning specialists like www.ool.co.uk.

Gaining new knowledge and skills could help to boost your confidence and enhance your prospects in your current job. Perhaps more intriguingly, it could open up completely new career options too.

Try to tailor your role.
You might also benefit from trying to tailor your role so that it better suits your talents and preferences. Whether you have a passion for selling, teaching, writing, designing, project managing or anything else, explore ways of doing more of this in your current role.

For example, if your job involves a mixture of design work and admin and you prefer the creative side of things, perhaps you could find a way to cut down on your paperwork and spend more time on design tasks. Tweaking your role like this could make a big difference to how you feel when you step into your home office each morning.

Increase your contact with others.
One problem that’s especially common among home workers is a lack of interaction with others. A shortage of contact with colleagues or customers can really drag people down. If you think you’re suffering from excessive seclusion, try to get out of your office more. Perhaps you could attend local networking events, or get out and speak to your customers and colleagues in person rather than dealing with them by phone or email.

By following simple but effective suggestions like these, you might find you’re able to boost your home working satisfaction and make your working week more enjoyable.

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  1. Robert Rogers says:

    I love the suggestion to get more knowledge or ‘upskill.’ We all have so much to learn and amazing ways to grow. The great thing is that there are so many fabulous resources to help us get it done.

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