Loving your job is not something “rare-to-find” or “nice-to-have,” but it is the key to your life fulfillment and social stability. If you find yourself looking back at your career and sighing with the little voice in your head that says, “Work is all about money,” don’t suck it up, buttercup! The workplace is where you spend most of your waking time. Like it or not, a recent study of the effects of happiness on a worker’s productivity found that when employees are happier, they are more productive in their work. The Enterprisers Project features some big reasons why IT people do what they do:
- Problem solving
- Constant learning required
- Mentorship from senior IT leaders
- Creatively challenging work
- Passionate craftsmanship
- Being part of something meaningful
- Virtual work
IT Is Life
No one likes a boring, meaningless, stagnant job. And with IT, people are able to challenge themselves, learn new things every day, create meaningful services and products, and have fun with all the complexity. While the field requires extensive hands-on experience and an innovative mind, it is still one of the hottest fields out there that welcomes lots of Millennials and previous generations every year.
A part of why IT inspires so many people resides in the opportunity to meet, work, and learn from “thought-leaders” in the field. You may not like the idea of having to socialize at work, but it’s different when you can meet people who push you to your limits in order to succeed both professionally and as a person outside of work. IT jobs are also known for their flexibility, because sometimes, all you need is literally a computer and strong Wi-Fi connection. A fancy desk in a closed building is like a work benefit.
Most IT people love their jobs because they feel happy about creating something meaningful and making an impact on society:
Technology isn’t just ancillary to business any longer. It’s often at the core of what every business relies on. So, when we do our jobs well – and we do – it means small to mid-sized businesses stay in operation. It means employees stay employed, food goes on their tables, their kids go to college, etc. Our management helps us make this connection often, so we remember we’re part of something bigger than computer components and clouds and firewalls and antivirus software.” – Beth Shuster, marketing communications manager, TNSC
It is always good to appreciate the work you do. You can view the original article here: https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2017/2/7-reasons-love-your-job-it