Ideal Work Environment

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ENG -102 Writing Assignment 9-B, Illustration of the Ideal Work Environment 05/10/2012 Most of us are taught from an early age that if we work hard, get a good education and stay positive we will find the “perfect” job. However, no one tells us what that perfect job is. I know I have gone through phases of life whereas I wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer, a CEO and everyone once in a while I simply want to be a lottery winner. I have come to the realization that the perfect job is subjective and very much dependent upon the phase in your life. With that said, while the title of the job may change throughout one’s life the ideal work environment is consistently determined by the motivational elements in each role. It is my belief that the elements themselves rarely change but they do gain or decrease in the degree to which they matter. First of all, challenging and purposeful work is a key element that I would project 50% of my motivation is determined by. It is my belief that involvements in making a difference can help sustain the ideal work environment. It doesn’t matter if you work at McDonalds and developed a new, more efficient, way to wrap a Big Mac or if you are a medical researcher on the verge of curing cancer I guarantee that anyone making these positive contributions to their workplace feels a sense of pride. This pride will easily turn to happiness thus making this one of the determining factors in an ideal work environment. Secondly, it is critical to be part of a winning team when determining the ideal work environment. Up to 25% of my motivation can be directly linked to the successes at work, both on an individual basis and on a collective company success. This category is two-fold as the success is the motivator but the path to success is what makes the sense of accomplishment real. A good analogy would be a football team winning

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