Factors Relating To Job Satisfaction

This is a general phenomenon that every employee wants job satisfaction in whatever activities he or she is involved or is willing to undertake. The importance of job satisfaction lies in the fact that the employee whose job satisfaction is positive is not only peacefully happy and satisfied with himself but also produces both qualitative and quantitative results for an organization. Quite the reverse, if an employee is not satisfied with his job, the displeasure causes weak performance or the performance against what he or she has been expected of - giving rise to absenteeism and resulting in low qualitative
and quantitative outcomes. Hence, the job satisfaction plays a vital role during the tenure of employment. Job satisfaction refers to overall positive feelings towards a job. It is defined as, “Pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one’s job experiences.” What in terms of job satisfaction counts is the attitude of an employee towards his job. Attitude is a point of view of an individual towards an object. The object may be anything, such as, a book, an organization, a boss, a friend or a job. It is a mental state which drives a person to react in a particular way – depending upon what goes on in his or her psychological world. Since an employee develops unhappy feelings or dissatisfaction towards the job, it is manifested in negative performance causing absenteeism, low productivity, and the overall negative results; while the one with positive attitude behaves cheerfully and undertakes the tasks in a positive and challenging manner. There may be several factors to job satisfaction which an organization may consider to take necessary steps to ascertain positive feelings among employees towards their jobs. Some of the main factors may be summarized. The personality of an employee is an important factor to job satisfaction. A person whose personality is such that allows him to take the things positively, he undertakes the assigned tasks also in a positive manner. On the contrary, a person who develops negative thinking and ideologies would find negative sides in all the aspects –even in positive elements. Thus a personality is a reason of job satisfaction. Educational level of a person is an important factor to job satisfaction as well. Being lower than what is required educational level for a particular task leads to inadequate performance.
The reason is that a particular job demands certain mandatory educational background without which the task cannot be accomplished efficiently and effectively. If there is required education, the ins and outs can be dealt effectively and thoroughly. There is another aspect connected to this point that the essential educational background serves as a passport for a particular job. If not overall achievements of the tasks being assigned, a minimum level can be ascertained, but this should not be considered in isolation as accepting the challenge seems to be easier than carrying out the tasks satisfactorily in long run. It is therefore to be considered whether the employee makes every possible effort to perform the tasks satisfactorily so as to get satisfaction from his job. The type of tasks is vitally important reason for the satisfaction. It is believed that the employees are considerably satisfied with the jobs that have social status and prestige. Instead, they are not satisfied with those jobs which have less social status. Organizational factors including, wages, job security, benefits and facilities can be the issues that have be considered by an organization in providing the satisfaction to the employees. Further, the plans and policies of an organization play a vital role in satisfying and dissatisfying the employees towards their jobs. Here arises the point of management philosophies. If a management adopts such philosophies that are beneficial to both employees and the organization then, there will be two-fold satisfaction -to the employees and the organization. Employee morale should be enhanced if an organization wants to accomplish its activities successfully and progressively. The relation between employee morale and positive results in terms of overall organizational development is reciprocal. The more is the morale of employees enhanced, the better are the achievements that can lead to satisfaction. It is true that an organization can carry out its activities by motivating the employees through scientific management and under the close supervision. Nonetheless, the need is to establish the continuing satisfaction which can be created by considering various factors relating to job satisfaction. Only then, it can be anticipated that the overall satisfaction will be achieved. By: K.A.Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui) Pursuing PhD-Management; MPhil-Financial Management; MBA-Finance; MPhil-English; MA-English; MIMC-Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India http://expertscolumn.com/content/psychology-%E2%80%93-nature-and-scope http://expertscolumn.com/content/financial-analysis-short-note-tools-and-techniques http://expertscolumn.com/content/overview-working-capital-within-financial-management

Article Written By FAREED SIDDIQUI

I am an Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India. I am a Professional with a high creative capability based on Business, Management, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance and Management Consulting Field. I impart part time training and development programs. I write professional articles on business & management, business English and Software Engineering.

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