The 6 Emotional Needs That Define Fulfilling Work
Having a fulfilling career is more complex than just “following your passion”.
There are 6 Key Emotional Needs that have to be met for one’s career to be rewarding:
I feel supported having coworkers, leaders and mentors whom I can trust, a work environment where I can be safe in, and a work community that is inclusive and allows me to contribute and communicate with ease. I have confidence in the continuity of my job here.
I am rewarded fairly in financial, emotional and social terms. The culture allows me to express my opinions and they take mine seriously. My contributions are acknowledged and appreciated by the team, the organisation and the community. I feel I matter at work.
I can utilise my strengths to make things better and help others. I can see the connections between my efforts and the impact I make which aligns with my personal values. I gain a sense of achievement and self-mastery through my work. I have adequate freedom and space to decide how I do what I do.
I love what I do. It’s my passion and I constantly feel fascinated. I can easily enter the flow state and get immersed in my work. I have a strong curiosity to continue to learn more.
Feeling of Growth
I am constantly learning, growing and taking on new challenges. I am getting better, wiser, and more powerful as time goes.
To the people: I communicate well with the people I work with and work for, and I identify myself as part of this tribe;
To a purpose: I am committed to a mission that is larger than myself; I make an impact that is important and meaningful to me.