When entrepreneurs, employees are bored


To question is to think. To think is to introspect. To introspect is to seek. To seek is to be aware. Being aware is when the journey begins.

Entrepreneurs bored?

Boredom is a state of mind in which the individual is not mentally stimulated by his environment. This makes them unmotivated or even unmotivated to do any job.

Boredom can be seen in many ways, including:

Feeling of “emptiness”

Lack of interest in most routine activities

Unable to stay focused any longer

Being restless, unable to concentrate

Inability to relax

Boredom can be a wake-up call. If not addressed to its root cause, it can become toxic to the organization. Especially when the leader or the founder is bored.

There are enough research studies that demonstrate that boredom causes employees to quit or change jobs. In addition, we have recently observed the syndrome of “great resignation” on a global scale.

Boredom can be triggered when employees don’t have enough workload or the right type of work to match their skills. Most employees enjoy being challenged with higher performance goals. Rewards are only one end of this spectrum. To be appreciated for one’s potential is a need for most of us.

It’s up to you to think:

Do you multitask most of the time and at the same time also have free time?

Are you used to being busy all the time?

Do you know what to do if you have half a day free?

Do you have hobbies outside of work?

Are you satisfied with your work?

Are you happy?

Objective and performance

If employees don’t feel like they’re working towards the company’s goal, they lose motivation. This is why it is important to communicate to stakeholders the raison d’être of the organization. Employees must feel part of this entire organizational journey.

Most individuals have a sense of urgency towards learning and unlearning. A business ecosystem conducive to constant learning helps create a sense of willingness among employees to do more for the success and growth of the organization. They have a desire to contribute to this overall organizational existence.

Unfortunately, it is also observed that living with the intent of maintaining social status, or even a social media freshness quotient, many founders/leaders become like “Jekyl & Hyde” split personalities. This duality is sometimes in opposition to their personal values ​​or their objective. Boredom then becomes a result.

Founders and high-energy leaders are used to the fast pace and dynamism of a startup ecosystem, which typically struggles to adapt to a steady-state organization.

Founders go from the hardest-working person to the person with next to nothing else to do because they have poured their energies and efforts into the organization and have almost no other passions to follow. Boredom is a frightening occupational hazard for energetic founders and leaders. This can lead to bad decisions. Disengaged leaders harm the business with their larger-than-life energy levels that lack channeling. In fact, it’s also common to see successful leaders getting bored.

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Given our current technological fixation and gadget-driven behavior, it’s easy to get distracted.

“The busier you are, the easier it is to get bored.”

It’s up to you to think:

Look at the relationships you have.

Have you been in regular contact with your friends?

How is your career progressing?

And the friends you have?

How does your work and family life affect you?

Are you still bored?

Is this a goal in your daily activities?

If you are unable to reflect and face your demons, it is time for you to introspect the meaning of life.

And what that means for you.

All the answers are inside. But for that, you have to do some introspection and question your purpose.

– The author, Srinath Sridharan is a Business advisor and independent market commentator. For other articles in the Coach Soch series, click here.


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