What Motivates Us at Work (Hint: It Might Surprise You)
Why do you get up in the morning to go to the office? What makes you feel fulfilled at the workplace? How can you be a better employee?
These are the types of questions you may ask yourself on a daily basis. But did you know that what motivates people in their careers differs greatly from person to person-and understanding these differences can completely shift your own career?
The infographic below illustrates how a variety of people are motivated in the workforce, and the vast array of differences may surprise you. Try to figure out where you fit in to help you understand what’s working—and what may not be—in your current gig.
Infographic courtesy of Visual.ly. Photo of lightbulbs courtesy of Shutterstock.
Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.More from this Author