2009 Employee Motivation Survey

 

Filtered By Office or Administrative/Professional Support Sector Employee Responses

 

What most motivates you to work harder or faster?
1. The desire for advancement (46%)
2. The desire for positive feedback (27%)
3. The fear of job loss (18%)
4. A bonus or incentive plan (9%)
5. Under no circumstances do I want to work harder or faster (0%)
    
What most motivates you to work more hours?
1. The desire for advancement (50%)
2. Overtime pay (30%)
3. Under no circumstances do I want to work harder or faster (10%)
4. The desire for positive feedback (10%)
5. The fear of job loss (0%)
    
Please rank each of the following in order of importance to when seeking a position
(1 = Most Important, 6 = Least Important)
1. Benefits (2.44)
2. Advancement Opportunity (2.50)
3. Work Hours (3.33)
4. Training & Feedback (3.67)
5. Company Reputation (3.80)
6. Immediate Title & Decision Authority (4.55)
        
Which of the following has motivated you to look for a new job or leave a job?
1. Advancement Opportunity (46%)
2. Co-worker Environment (36%)
3. Immediate Pay (18%)
4. Lack of Confidence in Immediate Supervisor (9%)
5. Fear of Job Security (0%)
6. I haven't left a job or haven't left voluntarily (0%)
        • Immediate pay ranks as highly as number 1 in certain fields with annual earnings below $40K annual.
               
What do you think is most important to employee morale?
1. Trust that Hard Work leads to Success (36%)
2. Positive Feedback from Supervisors (18%)
3. Trust that Successful Work Results leads to Employee Rewards (18%)
4. Co-worker Quality and Interaction (18%)
5. Visibility of Successful Employee Advancement (9%)
6. Trust that Supervisors will Advise when Correction is Needed (0%)


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Visit Survey Archive for prior survey results, including 4 prior "Magnets & Motivators" surveys with related questions.