Job Satisfaction

Essay by toys78University, Bachelor'sA, March 2009

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Do people really enjoy and like their jobs? Obviously, everyone knows from the latest and not so present news about dissatisfied employees either quitting their jobs, going on strike or even becoming violent towards their direct managers, and potentially even other employees that maybe they did not get along with. Overall most people are quite satisfied with the jobs that they have especially in a recession like the one now. As an employee that has risen to CEO of a small organization, this paper will describe the different processes with which the author was motivated and will begin to discuss how people are motivated to be productive and satisfied in their job. This paper will also cover the incentives and will talk about the complex issues such as attracting and retaining the right employees that employers are faced with.

As the ever-changing uncertainty continues to affect the economy, companies are now looking at ways to keep their current employees feeling valued, while maintaining the current compensation plan already in effect (Motivated Employees, 2009).

It is unparallel in this economy to overcompensate the value employees are to an organization. Employees want to feel that their work matters and that not only what they do helps their employees, but it gives them the sense of fulfillment and assurance that job security will not only be there tomorrow, but in the forth coming months and years. There are so many factors that are involved, especially the ability to advance within the organization as well as receive compensation. The most important factor for the employee is that they feel that their work is meaningful to the organization. While employers expect and want a good job done, the more enlightened employers know that anyone can master their job and still lack the satisfaction from it...