Motivation: Money, Meaning or Recognition
Doing something meaningful is more important than money or recognition to your employees. 29% of respondents said that doing something meaningful was the most motivating thing about work. Money motivated 25%, and recognition 17%.
Although meaning trumped money it is probably best to hedge our bets by attending to the meaning, money, and recognition at work.
David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert who uses the Pyramid of Employee Engagement to help organizations and individuals achieve full engagement.