In their professional life, it is above all important for the German citizens that the working atmosphere is right and that they can take advantage of flexible working hours.
A recent survey has looked at what is important to Germans in their professional lives.
Three quarters of the professionals enjoy the job
On behalf of CreditPlus Bank, more than 1,000 Germans 18 years and older were surveyed by the market research institute Toluna for the study . It said 71 percent, currently working, eight percent are looking for jobseeker. Of the working people, 74 percent enjoy their job, half of them even very big. By contrast, only two percent do their job absolutely no joy. Almost one in five is undecided and answered with “partly / partly”.
What motivates working people at work
Twenty-six percent of employees said they gain motivation, mastering challenges, and producing results that they can be proud of. For 18 percent, a varied work routine motivates. Of course, money for many Germans is a reason to go to work and motivates also: 17 percent are inspired by the prospect of a higher salary, with which they can increase their standard of living. The work in the team and the days with colleagues are for 15 percent a motivation in professional life and twelve percent are looking forward to an activity that makes sense for society. For only four percent, recognition from superiors has a motivating effect. The question of the incentive at work is unimportant for eight percent: for them, the work is only pure money.
Good working atmosphere and flexible working hours as the most important factors
When it comes to the requirements that an employer must meet in order to get a job there, 62 percent of respondents believe that a good working atmosphere is crucial. 48 percent value flexible working hours, 39 percent teamwork and 38 percent demanding tasks. Other key factors in professional life are higher-than-average pay (34 percent), career opportunities (33 percent), the option of home office (26 percent), special or social benefits (26 percent) and family friendliness (25 percent). A relatively small proportion of respondents would be convinced by a good canteen (eleven percent), a large company (ten percent) or the possibility of business travel (ten percent).
Credit for the career is an option
In order to make progress in professional life, a total of 55 percent can imagine taking out a loan. 20 percent consider a training loan or a loan for training or rescheduling makes sense. With 19 percent, the loan for self-employment ends up in second place. Also to be able to complete a language course (14 percent), to work abroad (eleven percent) or to accept a better job in another city (ten percent) for many respondents, a loan in question. Only five percent would finance a sabbatical in this way.
Robots as colleagues? Under certain circumstances conceivable
For 79 percent of respondents, there are unpleasant tasks in their professional life that they would like to transfer to a robot. 48 percent can imagine this in heavy physical work, 34 percent in tedious routine tasks. 20 percent would let a robot write in meetings and 19 percent would turn it off for coffee. Eleven percent do not want to give up tasks because they simply enjoy their job. One in ten would like to remain irreplaceable and therefore refrain from robots at work.