IT Management Slideshow: What Motivates Your Top IT Employees?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-23-2011

78 percent

78 percent of respondents say having interesting work to do is a significant or top motivator&#151the most-cited factor.

78 percent

Other top work motivators (percent respondents)

Autonomy (73 percent)Work/life balance (68 percent)Base compensation (68 percent)Relationship with boss (66 percent)Job security (64 percent)

Other top work motivators (percent respondents)

43 percent

43 percent of respondents over age 45 cite job security as a top motivating factor, compared to just 12 percent of those under age 45 who agree.

43 percent

29 percent

29 percent of respondents over age 45 say base compensation is a top motivating factor, compared to 14 percent of those under age 45 who agree.

29 percent

66 percent

66 percent of respondents under age 45 say employee development is a top motivator or at least has a significant impact, compared to only 33 percent of those over age 45 who agree.

66 percent

23 percent

23 percent of those over age 45 indicate that bonuses for specific achievements is a top motivating factor, in contrast to only 11 percent of those under age 45 who feel the same way.

23 percent

Three takeaways:
1.

Increase motivation through creative role design that promotes autonomy. Allow employees to take ownership by making their own roles more interesting.

Three takeaways:</b><br/><b>1.

Three takeaways:
2.

Increase motivation through creative role design that promotes autonomy. Allow employees to take ownership by making their own roles more interesting.

Three takeaways:</b><br/><b>2.

Three takeaways:
3.

Increase motivation through creative role design that promotes autonomy. Allow employees to take ownership by making their own roles more interesting.

Three takeaways:</b><br/><b>3.