Motivating Staff

It may come as a surprise that most surveys reveal that in information technology, money isn't the sole motivator. People in senior positions tend to take their remuneration and job security for granted and are motivated by challenges and opportunities.

Table 8-1 lists the motivating factors that are on most employees' minds, in order of importance.

Table 8-1 Motivating Factors for Employees

Placing

Primary Motivators

Secondary Motivators

1

Good wages (including bonuses)

Pensions

2

Job security

Holiday

3

Promotion opportunities

Healthcare

4

Working environment

Maternity/Paternity

5

Appealing work

Long service (age balance)

6

Peer respect

Share ownership

7

Good management

Gym

8

Appreciation of colleagues

Charitable activities

9

Support

10

Involvement

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