I’ve developed a mantra of sorts over the years that talks about what people want from work. I’ve added and subtracted items from the list, and I’ve explained them in different ways over the years, but fundamentally, people want:
- Membership in the in-crowd,
- Personal and career development opportunities,
- To impact decisions about their jobs, and
- Effective leadership.
This doesn’t seem to be asking a lot, as far as I am concerned, but I receive emails every day that tell me these factors are not universally available in the workplace. In fact, people tell me regularly that they experience the opposite. What do you hope to find at work?
Source: Susan M. Heathfield, About.com