For this month’s research, we wanted to find out what things people like and dislike about work so we asked 500 people what they thought about their jobs. And the results are surprising.
Managers and employees like pretty much the same things. This means the two groups have pretty much the same motivators. The list of the three things they like most are as follows:
- Type of work 28%
- Co-workers 22%
- Flexibility/Location 20%
In terms of what they don’t like, there are substantial differences between the two groups though. Managers are much more inclined to dislike the workload than employees are. Employees on the other hand, are much more inclined to dislike management. In total, their top three dislikes are:
- Workload 19%
- Management 17%
- Compensation 16%
You can get more details from the study here.
I would LOVE to hear some of the management/employee feedback contained in the “Other” sections of their respective pie charts.
Good study. It would seem most participants expressed the same responses. I think that there is a definite value in this study as it pulls into focus similarities rather than differences – bridging the management/employee divide. This is a great starting point when engaging in discussions regarding business needs and employee needs.
What I enjoyed most about the responses were the expressions people used. Boneheaded to refer to upper management was a prevalent term.