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Employee Work Passion - Volume 4: What's Important in Creating a Motivating Work Environment, and Whose Job is It?

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© 2016 The Ken Blanchard Companies. All rights reserved. Do not duplicate. MK0741 • 010116 Employee Work Passion—Volume 4 1 PERSPECTIVES EMPLOYEE WORK PASSION—Volume 4 What's important in creating a motivating work environment, and whose job is it? By Drea Zigarmi, Dobie Houson, David Witt, and Jim Diehl There's a lot of buzz about the factors that lead to an engaging work environment and an equal number of prescriptions for what should be done to improve it. But what factors are most important, and who is actually responsible for creating a motivating work environment in today's organizations? Is it an immediate manager's responsibility? Is it senior leadership's responsibility? What role do individual employees have in the process? These are just some of the questions asked in a recent survey conducted by Training magazine and The Ken Blanchard Companies® as a part of Blanchard's ongoing research into the factors that create employee work passion. More than 800 Training magazine readers participated in the survey sharing their thoughts on four key questions. 1. What factors are most important when it comes to employee retention? 2. Which of five Job factors do you feel is most important? 3. Which of five Organizational factors do you feel is most important? 4. Who has primary responsibility for seeing that needs get met in these areas? Job factors are the most influential considerations when employees are thinking of leaving an organization.

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