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How to overcome small cog in a big wheel syndrome

If you work in a big organisation, you may feel like you have no control, no impact. This feeling can be the pits if it’s your happiness at work which feels out of reach. You may not know what the problem is, but trudge through each day and each week and indeed each year feeling flat but churning out the goods.

Not a way to work and certainly not a way to live.

Or, you may know what is getting your goat, but you don’t know what to do about it. The thoughts are muddled in your head, or you just don’t see what you can do to change things.

Again, not an ideal way to get through each day. Life is too short and you and your employer deserve better.

The fix to this starts with understanding what it is you want to address. This takes some thinking time and a bit of space for reflection. Then, when you’ve established where the issue lies, you need to move onto ownership. What can you do about it? Are you ready and able to take control of the situation at an individual level? This is your work happiness we are discussing and it’s important – you need to own it – just as you own your happiness in your life outside of work. Ownership enables you to work out what isn’t working and encourages you to think about how you can influence what to do about it. But how do you go about this? Reflection comes naturally to some, but not all of us. How do you structure the reflection? Where do you start?

The answer is Work-Happy.

Work-Happy is a platform which allows individuals to reflect on their work happiness. By taking a journey through one of the main pillars which influence work happiness you start to understand in each of these areas what it is that is working, or what is making you unhappy.

But that isn’t enough. You are then guided to make a plan to change 1 thing. It may be something small, but it is enough to make you happier if it’s put right.

This may not sound like big stuff, but just imagine what would happen in your organisation if everyone was using Work-Happy. If everyone was working on changing 1 thing that was making them unhappy at work. All the small cogs together are the big wheel….now what a difference that would make.