5 Things That Won’t Increase Your Job Satisfaction
If you thought a new job or a more impressive pay stub would make your 9 to 5 more enjoyable, think again.
The Happiness Conundrum
A version of this article originally appeared on Learnvest.com.
“If only …”
If only you had a bigger salary, a nicer boss, a more flexible schedule.
Then you’d love your job! In fact, you’d practically bounce into the office on Monday morning and have to drag yourself away from your desk on Friday night.
Or so you might think.
But if you’re convinced that a few minor tweaks would turn your ho-hum nine-to-five into your dream job, recent research shows, you very well might be mistaken. Here, we show you five common things we all believe would make our professional lives infinitely better, but that simply may not deliver the boost we expect. Plus, what positive psychologists and behavioral economists have found really will make you feel more positive about your work.