Workers in it for fun not salary, says report

Money doesn’t talk for the majority of workers – they are more motivated by fun and friendship, indicates research by talent management consultancy, Chiumento. The new economy has contributed to factors other than money being more important, believes director Ian Gooden: “The rungs on the career ladder are all broken; annual salary rises and quick promotions are over for most of us. Now careers are more like a ride on a carousel, with moves up, down and sideways becoming the norm. So people are looking again at what really drives them at work.” The Chiumento study, Riding the Career Carousel, […]

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  1. says:

    Isn’t this old news?

    Old Mr Herzberg must be irritated to see this is still a subject for discussion (!)

    Daniel Pink fairly recently had a book out entitled “Drive!” which is a good read on this subject for those who like to avoid too academic an approach, like me.

    However, this study is a useful reminder:

    …do employers help with social aspects? Perhaps by an intranet, chatroom or office social room.

    …we need to remember our people have different wants

    …can we identify our achievers?

    I am sure coaching can help with all of this.

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