Most of Us Aren’t Passionate About... Work!

There’s no doubt most people wish they could love their job but it turns out that’s just not the reality for most folks. In fact, a new survey finds that only about 13% of people would say they are passionate about what they do.

The survey by Deloitte's "Center for the Edge" finds that lack of passion for the job crosses all levels of an organization, with 64% of all workers and 50% of execs and senior management saying they are neither passionate nor engaged on the job. What’s more, only 60% of people say they actually seek out challenges in their organization, and even of those who are engaged employees, more than 60% didn’t actively seek challenges at work.

Of those employees who say they are “passionate” about their work:

  • 71% work extra hours
  • 89% feel focused, immersed and energized in their work
  • 68% are optimistic about the future of their company
  • 71% feel they are encouraged to work across the company
  • 67% feel the company collaborates well with customers

As for how to get workers passionate about their jobs, it seems there are some things bosses could do to change that. Complaints from workers not passionate about their gig include a lack of autonomy, they aren’t allowed to work across teams and they feel they aren’t involved in decision making.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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