June 4, 2016 | Posted in: Leading Hartfully, Living Hartfully

The magazine Business 2.0 conducted a reader survey of 6439 people on the single factor that most heavily influences job satisfaction which, by the way, influences life balance:

  • 60.3% the work I do is interesting/engaging


  • 26% size of my salary


  • 7.5% getting along well with colleagues


  • 6.2% getting along with my boss


  • From a survey of work/life balance by careerbuilder.com; 4 out of 5 respondents expect at least some flexibility from their employer when arranging daily work schedules. Over 29% would like to be able to set their own hours, while 52% would like the ability to negotiate their own hours.


  • Many organizations are offering online incentives to make it easier to administer a reward and recognition system that is fresh and timely. Here are some sites that offer the gamut of corporate gifting and incentives:








  • www.wishlist.com
  • Some of these sites offer just gifts while other offer value-added services such as incentive program setups and program consultants to help you launch your program or pump up your morale with their services. With some of these sites, you can let the recipients choose their incentive or gift that enhances the motivating factor.


  • Don’t think incentives and rewards are important? Did you know that?


  • 46% of employees leaving a company do so because they feel unappreciated


  • 61% said their bosses don’t place much importance on them as people


  • 88% said they do not receive enough acknowledgment for their work


  • Think again about your organization – what gets rewarded, gets repeated

As the CEO (Chief Energizing Officer) at Hartful Living including GaiaHart.com and BizBuilderCards.com; I’m a Messenger and Mentor for women entrepreneurs, connecting them to their capacity to energize their work and their lives in the art of living Hartfully. At BizBuilderCards.com, you can make a living through giving with greeting cards and gifts to build your network net worth as an additive to your current business or an easy way to send gratitude and kindness to the world.