Does Salary Really Affect Your Motivation?

Ok, you finished your faculty and you are looking for your first job, or professional internship. So, what are you actually looking for? What are the key factors that influence your decision and your motivation?

Unfortunately, most of my friends don’t know to answer this question when I ask them. I tried to summarize my talks and recent experience.

The basic questions are: Does money make our jobs more enjoyable? Or can higher salaries actually demotivate us? In order to find scientific answer to these questions, I recommend you to read this article.

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Recently I had a talk with my friend, we discussed how frequent case is that young person has a fear of losing a job.

It is very interesting actually that they don’t have children, neither bills to pay, but they have fear to lose their job, like their life depends on it.

According to Life Happens research 84% of Millennials describe themselves as passionate about creating financial security.


And that is actually totally fine. However, when looking for a job, do you ask yourself before the interview (and even before applying) what really drives your motivation?

I will share with you what really matters to me in my everyday work:

  1. Purpose & Positive Impact – The main thing that I am looking for is the purpose of my work and the culture of creating positive impact – on our clients, on our society, on our employees.
  2. Team – I am very people driven person and it is very important to me to be surrounded by people who share the same values as me.
  3. Growth – I consider continuous learning crucial for my future and it is very important for me to be able to learn everyday new things in my work.

At the end of this blog post, I want to share with you an infographic created by Officevibe.

Infographic employee motivation

2 thoughts on “Does Salary Really Affect Your Motivation?”

  1. Ana says:

    Your blog is amazing! Text is fantastic! Keep writing – you’re doing great job! 😀

    1. Petar says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

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