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
- Remuneration – salary and benefits
- Work security
- Career growth
- Empathy to employees
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”