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Valued Employees Feel More Engaged, Satisfied and Motivated

April 17, 2012

According to a recent article, APA Survey Finds Feeling Valued at Work Linked to Well-Being and Performance posted on, overall, more than one in five (21 percent) working Americans said they do not feel valued by their current employers. The survey also points out, that employees who feel valued are more likely to report higher levels of engagement, satisfaction and motivation, compared to those who do not feel valued by their employers.

Employees who feel valued at work

Employees who feel undervalued

Motivated to do their best work



Feel engaged



Intend to look for a new job



A variety of factors were linked to feeling undervalued at work:

  •  Having fewer opportunities for involvement in decision making (24 percent vs. 84 percent)
  • Being less satisfied with the potential for growth and advancement (9 percent vs. 70 percent)
  • Having fewer opportunities to use flexible work arrangements (20 percent vs. 59 percent)
  • Being less likely to say they are receiving adequate monetary compensation (18 percent vs. 69 percent) and non-monetary rewards (16 percent vs. 65 percent).

This survey was conducted between January 12 and 19, 2012 on behalf of  the American Psychological Association (APA) by Harris Interactive.


Comments (3)

  • Al Smith says:

    Wow. Thanks for this. What I really want to say is Duh. Really ? This is so obvious it is crazy. There are more and more stats and articles to support this. That is why we all need to CARE more at work (and home) Communicate, Appreciate, Respect, Encourage. It all starts with CARE. Get back to the basics of human kindness and the rest will fall into place.

  • WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. ?

  • kyrie 6 says:

    An fascinating dialogue is value comment. I believe that you need to write more on this subject, it won’t be a taboo topic however typically people are not enough to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

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