138: Job Satisfaction

July 10th, 2019 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

02:13 - What is Job Satisfaction?

03:25 - Predictors of Job Satisfaction

  • Mission Alignment
  • Psychological Safety

14:02 - Evaluating Job Satisfaction: Questions to Ask During Interviews

  • What should I know that I didn’t ask?
  • In six months, how will you know if hiring me was the right choice?

18:02 - Maintaining Positive Company Culture

  • Hire to Forge Signals
  • Meeting Potential Co-Workers

25:14 - Managers: What should you do if you know your team is unhappy?

27:42 - Positive Interactions with Coworkers + Feeling Needed / Relevant + Making Progress

Everything Is Broken, and It's OK - John Sawers

The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work

Rock Stars, Builders, and Janitors: You're Doing it Wrong

34:55 - When Jobs Respect Your Life 👍🏻

42:17 - “Passion” and Playing to People’s Strengths

54:34 - Values Interviews and Attitudes Towards Failure

Superfluous Job Satisfaction Reflections:

John: Microvalidations.

Jamey: Slack Airhorn Auto Response + Farm Meme Fridays

Laurie: Something associated with the start of her day that makes her smile before she even leaves for the office: a backpack.

Rein: Asking “Hey, how can I help you with that?” Also: idiosyncratic emoji usage.

Jacob: Offering to help new people set up their development environments.

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