What Employees Really Think About Today’s Workplace — Jan/Feb 2013

The Missing Link

Waning Interest.

Less than half of employees today can assert that they have felt committed (46%), fulfilled (28%), or excited (26%) about work in the last month. And one in four (25%) have been angry.

– Fewer 18-24 year olds than those who are 45+ could describe themselves as committed (40% vs. 50%) or fulfilled (23% vs. 31%) in relation to their jobs in the past four weeks.

Internal Inspiration.

Additionally, more than half (52%) report that they get more excited about their jobs from themselves, not others in the company – perhaps suggesting that leaders need to be a stronger source of inspiration for the company’s employees.

– More men than women (56% vs. 48%) get most of their enthusiasm about work from themselves.