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What Do People Really Want From Their Jobs?

September 29, 2011

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Managers and employees are often not in agreement about what they believe are the most important aspects of a job, especially as they relate to employee morale and satisfaction. Rank the following based on which items you believe contribute most to good employee morale.

Rank the items from 1-10, assigning 1 to the most important item, 2 to the second most important, etc. Use all 10 numbers.

  • High Wages
  • Job Security
  • Promotion in the Company
  • Good Working Conditions
  • Interesting Work
  • Personal Loyalty of Manager
  • Tactful Discipline
  • Full Appreciation of Work Done
  • Help with Personal Problems
  • Feeling of Being in on Things

When managers were asked to rank the importance of these items as they relate to employee responses. The managers ranked the items in this order:

  1. High wages
  2. Job security
  3. Promotion in the company
  4. Good working conditions
  5. Interesting work
  6. Personal loyalty of supervisor
  7. Tactful discipline
  8. Full appreciation of work done
  9. Help with personal problems
  10. Feeling of being in on things

Compare your responses to the national average based on thousands of workers around the country.

  1. Full appreciation of work done
  2. Feeling of being in on things
  3. Help with personal problems
  4. Job security
  5. High wages
  6. Interesting work
  7. Promotion in the company
  8. Personal loyalty of supervisor
  9. Good working conditions
  10. Tactful discipline

Note that the top three items marked by employees are the last three felt to be important by their managers!

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