The organization in which people work affect their thoughts, feelings, and actions is important goals for career counselors. Against this background the purpose of this study is to investigate perception about level of drive regarding work and its satisfaction among employees. To analyse the factors influencing drive and work satisfaction, data from 177 government employees representing 5 departments from Tamil Nadu State were collected.There was an in depth interview with Government officials at various levels to get qualitative insights. The present study there was no gender effect on drive and work satisfaction as males and females perceived the same. Not much difference was observed across the different age group. To find out the drive level among the permanent and temporary employees, no such difference was observed. Predictors of general work satisfaction were tested by controlling statistically for gender, job tenure, and current job. Analysing the responses with respect to drive and work satisfaction, quite interesting findings were observed. There is a common notion that monetary incentives enhance drive level but this was not in the case of officials.Work satisfaction can be improved if money is not the reason for working. However, this is not the case for most people who work. Another way must then be found to intrinsically motivate them. This would be best achieved if the workers enjoy what they do and can become wrapped up in it, thus achieving flow.
|Keywords:||Drive, Work Satisfaction|
Associate Professor, Centre for Human Resource Development, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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