and job security have overtaken effective leadership and "a good
relationship with the boss" as the most motivating factors for people at
work in the past 12 months.
fourth annual motivation survey, published by Capital Incentives &
Motivation, also shows that "being treated fairly" and "having
good relationships with colleagues" remain top priorities as the most
motivating factors in the workplace.
one of the most notable changes over the past year is the importance of
salaries. It rose from fifth place (very important to 47 per cent of
participants) to third (now very important to 57 per cent).
security is highly important to 52 per cent of participants, compared with 42
per cent a year ago, and good benefits were important to 23 per cent of
participants, which has now risen to 47 per cent.
Povey, managing director of Capital Incentives & Motivation, said:
"This is a very revealing picture of rewards and motivation in business
today. Pay and job security have jumped up in importance compared with recent
years ahead of good leadership, and the increase in companies offering
incentives has risen dramatically.
high levels of employment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain good
employees," he said. "Clearly, many companies are realising that an
effective motivation scheme is an excellent method of reducing staff turnover
and retaining your best people."
motivates you at work?
on percentage of respondents who voted each factor as very important
1. Being treated fairly/valued 78
2. Good relationships with colleagues 69
3. Good current pay/salary 56
4. Job security 54
5. Effective leadership 50
6. Good benefits 47
7. Feeling important and involved 45
7. Good relationship with boss 45
9. Training 43
10. Good location and environment 38
survey interviewed 1,990 people from a variety of sectors.