The Best Kind of Employee is a Dissatisfied Employee

Jonathan Harrison

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Photo used under Creative Commons License By Roman Pavlyuk from New York, USA (Eyes)

Growth and progress are both excellent goals worth striving for, but often undervalued is the fuel that drives them. Dissatisfaction or discontent is the basis for which much improvement is made.

Modifications and changes made that do not meet a need are seldom needed themselves. It is the discontent with the way things are that says: “To Hades in a handbasket with the status quo!” The greatest inventions throughout history have all come from a problem that needs solving, but the improvements to these inventions have all come from a dissatisfaction with the way the invention solves those problems.

That being said, the best place to be is dissatisfied with the way things are AND able to make change happen.

Then again, those familiar with Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory will not be terribly surprised by this outcome…

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