Yesterday, I had to respond an organization climate survey, this is the second time I’ve done it in my actual work. As usual, I took a while to think about what is more important and value to me because it’s really easy to remember what you don’t like but sometimes you’re not aware of good things that you really enjoy.
Writing down all you have in mind is pretty useful technique in this case, especially early in the morning and after work. So I came up with this small set of things that I really value:
- Challenge: The routine can kill your creativity so it’s important to have new challenges generated by your role in the organization or simply by your ideas!
- Recognition: Following a very motivating video posted by Daniel Pink (my post here), if you do something creative and you’re reprimanded, live that place! Recognition is important because it can motivate you to do more things.
- Autonomy: Having an idea is not enough, you must try it, see what happens and learn from it. If you don’t have autonomy to do that, you won’t be able to learn!
Money is also an important factor but not the only one, the big picture is necessary and you should consider everything!