Revealed: The top 20 reasons we go to work
Some interesting new research in this week’s newsletter suggesting that learning new things and spending time with friends are among the real reasons we come to work – with money only SIXTH on the list of worker priorities.
Feeling professionally fulfilled is important too – as is being trusted by employers to carry out the job to a high level, having space to be creative and stability. Having an understanding boss, facing new challenges every day and getting to meet new people make a ‘massive’ difference too, according to the Perkbox commissioned research timed to coincide with Workplace Culture Week.
The study of 2,000 employed adults also found other factors which affect why we come to work include the people in charge – or more specifically their style of leadership. A sense of being valued is also key as well as working in an ‘appealing’ location and feeling like they make a genuine difference.
Some fascinating insights here and the opportunities and challenges thrown up by this research will be examined in greater detail at our upcoming Employee Wellbeing and Digital Workplace conferences which will be running in tandem on March 12. Look forward to seeing you there.