Some people are bored with their job. Working hours feel like forever for them. Maybe, your current job isn’t exactly doing it for you at the moment, but it could be changed in the future. Say, when you get a promotion, new coworker, or busy season.
However, we understand that time is a priceless resource. When you are bored, do not turn your working hours to be a waste of time! Instead, take as many advantage as possible. While things are a bit slow in the office, you can always do something else.
Those “something else” can eventually turn out to be gold. You may have a higher chance to get a promotion or better salary. Here are a few valuable things to diminish your boredom at work you should try right away:
1. Learn a new skill you are interested in
There must be one or two subjects that are interesting to you. Probably, you only imagine one day you could possess those skills. Well, of course you can. The only problem you are facing is time. And now, you have some time during slow season in the office. It is time to learn now!
Fortunately, learning is easier than ever with the latest technology. You can listen to educational podcasts while you work, join online class, attend a webinar, get an online certificate, and so on. Look around on sites and resources to learn a new skill.
If you are an expert, consider some time to teach your expertise. Share your knowledge on online courses and workshops in your areas of expertise. It would develop yourself in the field you are mastered. Also, “teaching” could be your new skill!
2. Research the latest industry trends
There are always new things happening in your industry, and make sure you don’t miss a thing. Spend your slow time to browse relevant news, reports, articles, and researches. This is more important than you think.
First, you will be able to show off your knowledge in conversations with your colleagues and managers. Secondly, the latest trends often trigger new ideas and innovation for your company. Your little research can make a big impact in the office!
3. Initiate a networking group
You may have been in the same industry for a few years now. You must have some friends and acquaintances in the field. So, why don’t you create a networking group with them. They are most likely able to help you to let the possibly online group to have growing members.
A networking group is good for people in the same industry to get together, get to know each other, and have some discussions. There is no harm in creating one, especially it is only a Facebook group. Most people are interested in informal networking group.
4. Organise your desk/room in the office
Clean your messy desk, or decorate your working room. When you have plenty of space to work, it may affects your focus to work. Organise everything in your workspace, so you will be more efficient next time.