What are the major rewards aside from extrinsic rewards such as money, fringe benefits, travel, etc.?
some perks besides the general ones #computer #management #leadership #project-management #hospitality
Hi Abbas. There are numerous benefits beyond the basics you mention. Here is a few that I think are key: 1) Company paid reimbursement for education, training and professional certifications to enhance your skills and knowledge - many large companies offer this. 2) The actual work experience you will be exposed to will allow you to enhance your resume and grow your skills to make you more marketable. 3) Networking and mentoring programs to allow you to get coaching and exposure that can open doors and help you further develop your skills and professional capabilities. Also open doors within a company to new and promotional opportunities. 4) Volunteering opportunities that many companies support and encourage to help engage with improvement in your communities and allow you to give back - with whatever interests you may have.
Collaborating with other smart and motivated people to achieve something bigger than you. Don't leave this luck. Ask about who you will working with and the how the teams work and play together.
Here are several rewards I can think of aside from the perks you mentioned.
- Getting a Kudos/appreciation note from your customers or partners
- Feeling a sense of accomplishment when you deliver something (as an individual or as a team player). Motivates you to move on and take more...
- Getting ownership to drive areas. Get a sense of responsibility.
- Trainings to sharpen your skills
- Platforms to share your ideas
- Lunch and learns to learn from others
- Networking with smart people around you.
- The tacit knowledge that you gain never leaves you
Nothing is more rewarding for me than working on something that has a tangible customer impact. Whether you are making products that people can enjoy or products that enhance their lives, you will be much more motivated to work when you can see the larger picture of how your contribution impacts others. Learning from others that you would otherwise not have access to is a also a huge reward. Try to find something that you can surround yourself with talented people that you can learn from and can help you along the way.
Cerebral exercise! Learning something new everyday is rewarding. I am fortunate to have the ability to work remotely, meaning, where I have wifi, I am in my office. I often spend my workday at my house on Cape Cod. The work/life balance, if possible, helps employees work their best. Good managers and companies recognize this.
For me the motivation is working with smart people to solve the most difficult problems. Clients come to us with issues that they are not able to address themselves, and it is a great feeling to get a breakthrough where they are able to solve a problem such as increasing profitability of a business they were going to close.
I've been working long enough to know that to have all of the benefits that you mention without personal satisfaction in any way is to have nothing at all, in my view. I encourage you to explore and know your gifts, talents, interests and strengths. If you can connect all of that to a job/career, you won't be working. You'll be soaring to recognition that will promote you ... sometimes farther than you can even imagine. All the best!