Thursday, September 09, 2010

Learning Styles and Job Satisfaction

Even those of us lucky enough to have a job in today's economy are not always happy at work. A new survey found only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their job, and the trend seems to be similar in Europe. "Down under" in New Zealand and Australia, as many as 65% of people in the IT industry are "keeping their eyes open" for a new position.

It's easy to blame it all on the recession. However, worker dissatisfaction has been on the rise for more than two decades:
  • Fewer workers consider their jobs interesting.
  • Incomes have not kept up with inflation.
  • Companies have been cutting costs by making their staff work longer hours instead of employing more people.

  • Is there a way for managers to make their team happier if salary increases are not an option? We at Creative Learning believe the answer to be a resounding YES!

    A person's Learning Style is the way in which he or she learns best. Similarly, a person's Working Style is the way they work best.

    Sometimes, all you need to do to make your team happy is pay attention to their Working Style Preferences, such as:
    • the time of team meetings
    • where each person's desk is positioned relative to the aircon, windows and traffic flow
    • the nature of tasks
    • the number of tasks
    • they way in which the tasks are given (written, oral, point form, etc.)

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