Many people are bringing work into bed with them.
More than 40 percent of professionals report they often lose sleep because they can't get their job off their minds, according to a survey of 2,800 people by global staffing firm Accountemps.
Levitt collected tens of thousands of people who were deeply unsure whether to make a big change in their life. After offering some advice on how to make hard choices, those who remained truly undecided were given the chance to use a flip of a coin to settle the issue. 22,500 did so. Levitt then followed up two and six months later to ask people whether they had actually made the change, and how happy they were out of 10.
People who faced an important decision and got heads – which indicated they should quit, break up, propose, or otherwise mix things up – were 11 percentage points more likely to do so.
More than ever, people aren’t just working for a paycheck. They’re working for fulfillment. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. A 2013 Gallup poll found something startling: 52% of workers completely dislike their jobs, and 18% are just disengaged from their work altogether.
Everything can change when you truly love your job and your career. You’ll be happier, more engaged and more productive. But how can you get to that point? Here are five ways to achieve that career fulfillment that everyone strives for.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If you’re anything like the average working person, you can expect to change careers 5-7 times in your life. That’s a lot of change… The best way to be prepared for it is to make a plan!
In the push towards gender equality, women in the workplace face challenges that often feel out of their control — out-dated corporate policies, sexist colleagues and managers with subconscious hiring preferences, to name a few. But one of the few factors firmly in the hands of women is which career path to pursue.