Susan Heathfield’s blog has a nice list of five factors that she’s found employees look for in their work: respect, access to information, development opportunities, involvement in decision-making, and good leadership.
(Our analytic work with clients through the McBassi People Index® has confirmed the importance of each of those factors in multiple organizations.)
Two other factors that our analysis often finds particularly important in driving employee commitment? Jobs that make good use of an employee’s skills and talents, and being part of an organization that encourages and enables teamwork.
The most important employee factors – in shaping employee commitment as well as key business outcomes – vary significantly across different organizations, of course. So it’s always smart to analyze the unique drivers of employee and business outcomes for your specific organization.