After decades of research on Employee Engagement, it is still a super hot topic. Why? 1) Because employee engagement matters and 2) because most companies focus on the wrong aspects when trying to improve employee engagement.
Rebuilding Maslow's famous pyramid with a focus on career, community, and cause maybe a better way to attract top talent, bring out the best in them, and retain them as outlined in the article below.
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If Maslow were designing his pyramid from scratch today to explain what motivates people at work, beyond the basics, what would it look like? We [Facebook] survey our workforce twice a year, asking what employees value most. After examining hundreds of thousands of answers over and over again, we identified three big buckets of motivators: career, community, and cause. Career is about work: having a job that provides autonomy, allows you to use your strengths, and promotes your learning and development. It’s at the heart of intrinsic motivation. Community is about people: feeling respected, cared about, and recognized by others. It drives our sense of connection and belongingness. Cause is about purpose: feeling that you make a meaningful impact, identifying with the organization’s mission, and believing that it does some good in the world. It’s a source of pride.