I was thinking about work and trying to think about what matters in that context.  At a high level, there are 3 things that come to the top of the list for me.

  • I get an opportunity to make a difference (I have a positive impact)
  • I get a chance to work on something that I am passionate about
  • I get a chance to work with smart people

If the above mentioned three things exist, then I am excited about what I am doing and want to give my very best.  Recognition and rewards are something that I believe will follow sooner or later.

I was asked this question recently when I was takling to a team internally and I thought this is pretty much what I think most if not all people expect.  As long as we can create such an environment, great people will come and great things will happen.

Namaste!