Survey – What are your top 5 job motivators?

Do you know what motivates you?  This is an interesting excercise to do for yourself.  Many people think they work for money and of course we do, however, money is not always our top motivator.  Would you work for a huge salary if the company you worked at compromised your values? What if there was no career advancement or personal development?  Would you stay in the same position just for the money? Have a look at the list below and work out yours.

What would motivate you to perform at your best from the following list?

  • Interesting work & job satisfaction
  • Interpersonal relationships – working with people
  • Self development and continual learning
  • Working Conditions & flexibility
  • Appreciation
  • Remuneration – salary and benefits
  • Recognition
  • Fairness
  • Work security
  • Loyalty
  • Career growth
  • Empathy to employees
  • Status
  • Supervision

Arrange the following 14 motivators in order of importance. 1 = the most important motivator and 14 = the least important motivator. I would love to hear what your top 5 are.

Definition of Motivation from dictionary.com

Motivation – noun: the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; “we did not understand his motivation”; “he acted with the best of motives”

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8 Responses to Survey – What are your top 5 job motivators?

  1. fairness recognition appreciation remuneration trust

  2. Lauren Kent says:

    Hmm, good question. I like to get my own way – but I see that’s not an option!! Here are my top five: Interesting work & job satisfaction; Recognition; Remuneration – salary and benefits; Fairness; Empathy to employees.

  3. Reyaaz Karjieker says:

    My Top 10 would be:
    1. Working Conditions & flexibility
    2. Self development and continual learning
    3. Recognition
    4. Appreciation
    5. Status
    6. Remuneration – salary and benefits
    7. Interesting work & job satisfaction
    8. Interpersonal relationships – working with people
    9. Career growth
    10. Empathy to employees

  4. schelbach says:

    Hi Camilla

    Thank you for your comment.

    1* Self development and continual learning
    2* Interpersonal relationships – working with people
    3* Appreciation
    4* Interesting work & job satisfaction
    5* Empathy to employees

    Not sure if you wanted me to continue…

    6* Working Conditions & flexibility
    7* Remuneration – salary and benefits
    8* Career growth
    9* Recognition
    10* Loyalty
    11* Work security
    12* Status
    13* Fairness
    14* Supervision

    May you have an excellent day!

  5. Susan Lockie says:

    Interesting Work and Job satisfaction, interpersonal relationships, remuneration, self development and continued learning, working conditions and flexibility

  6. Gwen Kloppers says:

    My top 5 are Interesting work & job satisfaction , Interpersonal relationships – working with people , Self development and continual learning, Working Conditions & flexibility, Appreciation . It is interesting to see that financial reward and recognition does not feature!!

  7. Brent says:

    Hiya, here is my list:
    1 Interesting work & job satisfaction
    2 Appreciation
    3 Recognition
    4 Working Conditions & flexibility
    5 Interpersonal relationships – working with people
    6 Self development and continual learning
    7 Fairness
    8 Loyalty
    9 Career growth
    10 Remuneration – salary and benefits
    11 Work security
    12 Empathy to employees
    13 Supervision
    14 Status

    I think its right….but sometimes I feel that number 10 SHOULD be number 1.

    hmmm

  8. Jette says:

    For the current situation this is my order.
    It was totally different a few years ago, when I was in need of having to work. Now that I can choose my work it has totally different priorities.
    Thus my list as below:

    Working Conditions & flexibility
    Interesting work & job satisfaction
    Remuneration – salary and benefits
    Appreciation
    Recognition
    Empathy to employees
    Interpersonal relationships – working with people
    Self development and continual learning
    Fairness
    Career growth
    Work security
    Loyalty
    Supervision
    Status

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