Achieving Job Satisfaction (Part 1)

by Patrick Liew on October 19, 2011

In a survey conducted by Gallup International in 2003, 91% of Singaporean employees are either not engaged or actively disengaged from their work. It was estimated that it costs the economy as much as S$ 4.9Billion.

In 2011, Lumesse International conducted a similar survey on employee attitude and found that Singaporean workers ranked the lowest in terms of workplace satisfaction amongst 14 developed countries.

81% of Singaporeans do not look forward to going to work everyday.

It’s sad to read the results of these surveys.

We are going to spend the most part of our adult lives in our workplace.

Other than sleeping, we are going to spend more time at work than at any other activities.

If we are not happy at work, we would be wasting a large part of our lives.

On the other hand, if we can achieve job satisfaction, it can enhance our overall well-being. It can start a virtuous cycle of good for our lives, our family, and the world around us.

Let’s make a commitment to enjoy our work and succeed in it. I call it ‘Job Succesfaction.’

Let’s take charge of our work life and make things happen. We must look forward to going to the office as a part of enjoying our lives.

At the end of the day, we should be happy that we had a good working day.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

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Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we be happier with our respective jobs?



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