Employee remains an employee irrespective of the cadre he/she falls in. Divisions are like management, non-management, staff, junior management, executives, non-executives so on and so forth. Every organization has specified different titles for their employees but the fact remains that “they are employees”.

In an organization we find almost every day one odd employee is quitting and in some we find no employee quits even in months or years. Even within an organization it is seen that one department is productive and the other with the same matrices is producing low. Here comes the employee satisfaction.

Is employee satisfaction a hefty salary package? Is it due to fast track promotions? Trainings abroad? Well, maybe these factors contribute towards the satisfaction of an employee and I understand that the major contributory factors towards the employee satisfaction are well known to almost all the learned readers, but to me the most important of the contributing factors are:

  • The sense of being owned by the organization
  • The workplace environment, and
  • The competence of line manager

Now if we read it in reverse, the statement emerges as, “A competent line manager keeps the workplace environments so positive that the subordinate employee feels him/herself to be the integer of that organization”. When such a feeling is inculcated then no matter what the compensation package is, the employee at the end of the day will go satisfied.

Where we go wrong is when we build walls around us just to hide our incompetence and the shortfalls that our subordinates go stray and become prey to multiple ill-feelings thus having dissatisfaction on the job.

Every individual has self-respect irrespective of the position title he/she holds and that way everyone has to be given proper respect until he/she proves to be dealt otherwise. The due respect given automatically brings in the satisfaction.

I would love to have your critique, comments, additions and deletions.

Writer: Mr. Maj. Syed Naveed Kazmi (Retd)
Unit Manager (Sourcing) at FFBL
& Author of “Allah Siffar Kilometer” (The Book)
Mr. Syed-Naveed-Kazmi
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