Interviewee: Another item, item NO. 7, recognition from coworkers. 62% of the respondents said that this was very important.
Interviewee: It was important for them to be recognized, to be respected, and acknowledged for the work they've done. And I see recognition as a psychological benefit.
Interviewee: There's no monetary reward necessarily attached to it, although sometimes they could be. But more people are looking for the psychological reward in terms of appreciation.
Interviewer: It seems to me that people value psychological reward a lot more than money.
Interviewee: That's right. At least the poll result seemed to say so. Now, let's take a look at another item, NO. 14.
Interviewee: NO. 14 was chances for promotion. 53% said that this was very important to them. It was im portant to them to have opportunities for advancement, chances for promotion.
Interviewee: And I think this goes along with high income and recognition. That's both a psychological reward, promotion, as well as a monetary reward.
Interviewee: 15 is contact with a lot of people. Some people are very people-oriented, and 52% said that this was very important to them.
Interviewer: So we can see workers do have a lot of things that are very important to them.
Interviewee: Yes, but you can also see the variation in numbers. But a note of caution here. These are averages, and polls talk about averages.
Interviewee: But still I think it is important for employers to become more aware of polls like these because it might allow them to keep their workers satisfied in ways that maybe they haven't thought of before.
Interviewer: Yeah, OK. Thank you very much Mr. West for talking to us on the program.