What Do Professionals Want From Their Career?

What Do Professionals Want From Their Career?

What Do Professionals Want From Their Career?

Intangible Benefit  70% of global professionals prefer a job that they enjoy over one that pays well.

What do today's professionals really want from their career? They prefer job satisfaction to a hefty paycheck. They value work-life balance over career advancement. They crave social interaction with peers, as well as respect from them. And they appreciate getting a kind word from the boss for doing a good job. These and other insights are revealed in a new survey report, "The Professional Revolution," released by Thomson Reuters. You may be surprised (or not) to learn the differences between men and women workers with respect to whether they consider themselves compassionate and logical. The report also sheds light on what defines a professional: Knowledge and skills top the list, followed by work experiences, education and integrity. In addition, the report provides a breakdown on how often social media is deployed to accomplish work objectives, and discusses whether a physical office will even be necessary in 25 years. More than 1,000 global professionals in selected industries took part in the research, which was conducted by Penn Schoen Berland.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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