A recent survey conducted by Training magazine and The Ken Blanchard Companies asked more than 800 Training magazine readers to share their thoughts on the factors that create an engaging work environment. Readers were asked to rank order 12 factors first identified by The Ken Blanchard Companies as a part of their ongoing research into what creates a motivating work environment.
The top three job factors that the respondents identified as most important were
- Meaningful Work
- Task Variety
The top three organizational factors that respondents identified as most important were
- Procedural Justice (Fairness)
- Performance Expectations
In a follow-up question, the respondents were asked who they felt had the primary responsibility for influencing and improving each of the factors. Surprisingly, respondents identified themselves as having the primary responsibility for several of the factors. The one exception was on the factor of Feedback, where 82 percent of the respondents saw the responsibility as primarily being in the hands of the supervisor.
To see the complete survey results, download Employee Work Passion: What’s important in creating a motivating work environment and whose job is it?