A recent study by Emolument.com, a salary benchmarking site, wanted to find out what professions employees considered boring. The good news is that of the professions examined, supply chain jobs didn't make the list. However, law professionals are the least upbeat employees, with 8 out of 10 saying they are bored at work.
"Boredom at work is a key issue for firms trying to keep millennials engaged, especially in traditional industries such as accounting and legal jobs which can be perceived as dull while employers attempt to give young employees the satisfaction of making an impact in their work life in order to prevent them from moving on too swiftly, " says Alice Leguay, COO of Emolument.
And CEOs are just as bored as junior employees. "CEOs struggle to enthuse their teams, having fallen prey to boredom themselves, probably due to being tangled in administrative and managerial processes which frustrate their desire to implement a vision and lead their business," Leguay says. Of course, CEOs are occasionally able to distract themselves from boredom by figuring out how to spend their annual bonuses. So they've got that going for them.
Wise up! In the same way we are learning to hire consisent with a match between interests and capabilities for physical jobs (e.g., bring on tall people for high reaches), we need to seek people who want boring, repetitive, less-intellectually challenging roles. Numbers geeks to be accountant, sticklers for detail, rather than looking for big bucks, to be lawyers, trainable, conscientious simpletons to do repetitive physical tasks.
There's little to be gained by encouraging ragweed to be roses; let it be ragweed.
So you're saying that boring jobs are nothing to sneeze at, then?
I don't think this article was very well prepared. There is no explanation why certain jobs are "boring". Project Management is boring? Sales? Why?
The author could have put a bit more effort into this one.
Good Supply Chain is not on the list. Iil go back and start working.
what about Quality?
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