What does it mean if you are bored at work?

What does it mean if you are bored at work?

1 Expert Answer

Jill Panté

Director, Lerner College Career Services Center,  University of Delaware

Jill Gugino Panté, director of the Lerner Career Services Center at the University of Delaware, says boredom at work could definitely be a sign that you are not interested in what you’re doing and/or the direction of the department/ company.

She added the following:

  • There is nothing more UN-motivating than not believing in what you’re doing and who you’re doing it for.

  • This lack of motivation or shared sense of purpose could easily turn into boredom because employees will revert to doing the basic tasks expected of them.

  • They will go through the motions of completing their work and avoiding contributing creative or innovative ideas. For employees who find themselves in this position, some self-reflection is in order. Do a likes and dislikes inventory of your job responsibilities, company, supervisor and co-workers. Turn that “likes” column into the blueprint of creating a new path for yourself.

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