As employees we want to feel valued, useful, important, and contributing in a positive way. These feelings tie directly to our feelings of confidence and self worth. Here is a link to one of my favorite videos – it is done by RSA Animate and provides some pretty interesting insight as to what motivates people in the workplace based on research results – it isn’t just money! In fact, it is much more than money. Have you ever had that job that you couldn’t wait to quit – the one you would not have stayed with for any amount of money?
There is far more to employee satisfaction than money! Providing the right environment for your employees is far more important than pay – as “the boss” it is up to you to keep those folks happy, healthy, and itching to come back to work the next day!