What Motivates You To Do What You Do In Your Current Role?
In a recent IAB survey called “A Day in the Life”, we asked “What motivates you to do what you do in your current role?” The responses to this question were awe-inspiring.
Each of us hold different principles about our jobs and need different things to feel fulfilled and rewarded in what we do every day. For some, that might be the challenge or interest of working on something new, a passion to find solutions to difficult problems, or helping benefit others. For others, it may be the love of science, the interaction with colleagues/customers, the salary or the personal achievement that comes from the role.
Motivation is vital to our individual successes. It is an important element to achieve satisfaction and happiness in the place where we work. Whether it’s a requirement that pushes us forward or a reward that pulls us onward, understanding what motivates us helps us to realize our goal.
When looking at all the responses that came in for this question, more than half of you responded that you are motivated because the role you are currently in is challenging/interesting. Many of you also responded that helping benefit others is what motivates you most of all. Our advisors also found motivation because of their passion to find solutions to difficult problems.
Thank you for your responses, it was truly rewarding for us to go through them, share them internally and relate them to our own jobs. Identifying what motivates your day-to-day routines helps guide the future development of our products and services.