Some followup reading to the Campus Supervisors Network’s recent book club at UW-Madison featuring DRIVE by Dan Pink:
Consider that most of us want just three specific things from our jobs, namely:
A sense of competence and mastery: acquired by being given the chance to perform above the expectation of our role, and to grow through learning opportunities that make us better.
A sense of community or affiliation: the product of fair and respectful relationships with colleagues, and the sense that one is appreciated at work. This is why company culture is such a pivotal factor in driving satisfaction or dissatisfaction among employees.
A sense of meaning and purpose: a feeling that we are devoted to something that matters, and that aligns with our core values and drivers.