Does your employee love his/her job as he/she loves his home?

by Ashvini on January 25, 2011 · 3 comments

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My apartment’s security services company was fired last week and replaced by new company. This was because the ownership of the apartment passed from the builder to the housing society( a very common term in India).

I am feeling a little blue because of that change. Previous security personnels were good acquaintance. They not only provided good security, but also interacted with the families living in the apartment building. It was a delight to watch them behaving so well yet maintain the discipline needed to maintain the security. Whenever I walked to the gate, they never forgot to greet me. If I gave them any instruction it was followed.

The new security is still to fit in my heart and mind. They may be professional but that personal touch is missing. The earlier security worked in the same building for last ten years. Now they are gone. As I know, they are looking for new jobs.

Those were the guys that made the place livable. I knew that their employer treated them well. They consider their job as if they were working at their homes. I would love to have such an employer who makes me comfortable and accepted. Alas there are very few of them.

The important lesson is that you have achieved the highest level of employee satisfaction when employees love the job just like they love their homes. I have seen many examples of this. Also please keep in mind that it does not come only with doling high salary.

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Veronica Cervera November 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

It’s very seldom that we see employees get motivated by salary alone. At the onset, this may be one of the primary reasons why we applied for the job. However, the reasons why we stay in a company are usually not inline with salary matters. If we see employees who get motivated by salary alone, in most cases, these are the bad employees.

Alka February 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

One is blessed if you love your job the same way you love your home. Very rare.
And yes, that personal touch is important.

Aswani January 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Well yes, I do love my job but not exactly as the same love as home love. For me, it is all about doing what I like. Doing what can I do. Doing it all for my betterment. Honestly, I have to do it because I don’t have the alternatives. Agreed what you said. Money cannot be the sole factor but it really is the topmost factor which makes you think and finally decided on your priorities.

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