SURVEY: IT TAKES THE AVERAGE U.S. WORKER THIS LONG TO BECOME BORED AT WORK
Matt Case - August 31st
A new survey has found that the typical American worker is bored to tears after just 2 years on the job. The survey, conducted by OnePoll for CSU Global, involved 2,000 employed US adults.
The survey found that 71% of respondents said that their job feels too routine after 2 years. Additionally, 46% of respondents said that they zone out from boredom at least 3 days a week.
Despite this, the majority of respondents (70%) said that they are happy with their current job. However, the survey also found that there are a number of factors that contribute to boredom at work, including:
- Lack of variety in tasks
- Lack of opportunities for advancement
- Lack of challenging work
- Poor relationships with co-workers or supervisors
Bored businessman looking at laptop on desk while sitting with male coworker in office - stock photo
The survey's findings suggest that employers need to do more to keep their employees engaged and motivated. This could include providing more opportunities for learning and development, creating a more challenging work environment, and fostering positive relationships between employees and managers.
The survey also found that boredom at work can have a negative impact on employees' physical and mental health. Employees who are bored at work are more likely to experience stress, anxiety, and depression. They are also more likely to be absent from work and to have accidents.
The findings of this survey highlight the importance of workplace satisfaction. When employees are happy with their jobs, they are more productive, more engaged, and more likely to stay with their employers. Employers who want to create a happy and productive workforce should take steps to address boredom at work.
Here are some additional tips for employers to help reduce boredom at work:
- Give employees regular feedback and opportunities for growth.
- Create a culture of continuous learning and development.
- Provide employees with challenging and interesting work.
- Encourage teamwork and collaboration.
- Create a positive and supportive work environment.
By taking these steps, employers can help to create a workplace where employees are engaged, motivated, and productive.