Does your work satisfy you? Or are your days filled with clock-watching and daydreaming of greener pastures? A simple test may give you some insight.
The Personal Motivation Index is a self-scoring exercise that can tell you how your level of engagement at work compares with a national norm for more than 50,000 people, including 14,000 managers and supervisors in some 615 organizations. The exercise, called PerformanceTrack, was created by Provant Inc., a Boston-based provider of performance improvement training products and services. PerformanceTrack helps clarify the challenges faced by organizations as they search for new opportunities to enhance workforce performance levels with training and development.
To take the exercise, indicate your level of agreement with the 17 statements below. For each statement, score 1 if you strongly disagree, 2 if you disagree, 3 if you're neutral, 4 if you agree, and 5 if you strongly agree. This exercise isn't necessarily a reflection on whether or not you should stay at your job, though it will give you a clear picture of how motivated you are.
On a daily basis, when I am at work, I experience a sense of...
- Being Valued
divide by 68
multiply by 100
100 or over: You're considered "Hard Charging and Fulfilled" and rank in the top quartile of employees across the country.
92 to 99: You're "Basically Fulfilled" and rank in the second quartile.
83 to 91: You're "Hanging In" and rank in the third quartile.
82 or less: You're "Demoralized" and are in the bottom quartile. Have a nice day.