Oftentimes, we believe that money is the only reason employees love their jobs. Turns out that's not the case.
We asked employees to list out the various things they love about their job, and the results told their own story. No longer are we in an era where bosses make or break our work experience — nowadays it's all about the peers. One out of every two people pointed to their peers and colleagues as motivators that drive employee engagement.
When you think about it, you sit next to your colleagues for almost eight hours a day. Because of that, having an intolerable coworker will indefiniately deplete your motivation and morale at work. So it really is no wonder that colleagues and peers came out on top.
Here's what the employees say for themselves:
I absolutely love working with my coworkers. I feel like I'm constantly growing and learning in this job, and my coworkers are a big part of the knowledge share.
I love being a part of a group with a crazy amount of passion for this company; it's all encompassing and contagious, and I'm very glad to be a part of it.
How can organizations make sure their employees aren't going to constantly be clashing heads?
Here's a tip: if you're just hiring people to fill empty seats, it's time to stop.
Hiring dull, uninterested people is going to bring your employees down. Finding colleagues that push each other and keep them going is one of the best things you can do to drive motivation and engagement.