It's no secret that most of us are being asked to do more for less pay or to take on more work to help maximize the productivity of the company.
Here's what your manager should be doing to help keep you on track, and keep you motivated--though you should be asking yourself how you can do this without relying on management involvement. The less your manager has to get involved, that usually means the better off you will be.
The whole point is to open up communication by having honest discusion on:
- What motivates you?
- What would you like to be working on?
- What are your career aspirations?
You can't map a road without something to capture it. Let the discussion do that. So getting this figured out and documented should go a long way toward helping bridge the gap from disengagement to more productive work.
Here are tips that managers and employees alike should understand, from BNET: