Boredom can be bad news in a world that values engagement and contribution. Yet it’s a reality for both long-time staffers and newcomers who took a job that they could do in their sleep because something more suitable wasn’t available. One-fourth of office workers suffer from chronic boredom, and they say it causes them to lose concentration and make mistakes.
1. Ask your boss key questions.
2. Seek out temporary assignments and cross-training.
3. Take five people to lunch.
4. Find a project that wows you.
5. Ask for more work.