The biblical admonition to do your work “with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23) stands in stark contrast to many people’s daily experience.
According to the latest in a long-running series of Gallup studies, only one-third of U.S. workers are “engaged” — that is, involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace. That number has “barely budged” over the past 15 years. More than half (51%) of today’s workers are not engaged (“indifferent”) and another 16% are actively disengaged (“miserable in the workplace”). No wonder more than half of all workers are actively looking for another job or watching for openings.
Labor Day is an appropriate time to take stock of your career. If you’re feeling less than engaged, mentoring — whether being mentored or serving as a mentor — might just breathe some new life into your work.
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