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Work Satisfaction 

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Inventories

1. Work Satisfaction: Assess your level of work satisfaction

2.  Career Advancement: A self-appraisal to gain insight into your career advancement potential

3. Contributorship: A tool to assess your feelings about work

4. Team Participation Preferences: A self-assessment to gain insight into how you prefer to interact on teams

5. Needs Assessment: A process that you can you to analyze team issues, needs, and problems

6. Decision Making Self Assessment: Are you an effective decision maker?

7. Team Trust Inventory: Ten questions to assess team trust levels

8. Workplace Values Inventory: A self-assessment of your personal workplace values

9. Interpersonal Skills Inventory: Identify and evaluate your skills


Work Satisfaction: A Self Inventory

Below are five important needs of the productive contributor. Rate each one based on your own experience and feelings about work.

1. Meaning  The ideal job enhances the contributor's sense of meaning.  The work has value and heightens the contributor's sense of achievement and self-worth.

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2. Satisfaction   Contributors seek the joy that comes with doing a job well. They strive for the positive feelings that come with applying their competencies and subsequently, finding a solution or resolution to a task or problem.  The achievement of goals gives them a sense of success.

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3. Impact   Contributors want to make a difference.  At the end of the day, contributors want to feel that they have made the organization and the people who work there a little more successful.  Additionally, contributors have a need to feel that their work contributes to their personal development as professionals and as human beings.

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4. Recognition   Contributors want to be recognized for the skills and strengths that they bring to the table.  This doesn't require a parade, it simply means that others trust them and have confidence that they will do good work.  When they work hard, they want their peers and leaders to appreciate their contributions.

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5. Relationships   Contributors want to form connections with others.  Nobody wants to feel like an "enemy in a friendly camp."  Contributors want to laugh, struggle, solve problems, celebrate, and re-energize with others.  Contributors understand the power that comes with a unified team that moves together toward a common vision.

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Assessment

Tabulate your responses by adding up your total and dividing by five.  Your average should give you a general impression about your sense of contributorship at work.  Consider the scoring guidelines below:

A. If your average score is between 1 and 2.5, you have a low sense of contribution at work.  Continuing at this low level may erode your morale and sense of value at work.  If feasible, work for a change.

B. If your average score is between 2.6 and 3.5, your feelings are mixed about your contribution at work.  It may be helpful to talk to your boss or other key leaders about ways in which you can add value to your responsibilities.

C. If your average score is somewhere between 3.6 and 5, your sense of contributorship is productive.