Following careers in organisational and people development, we know from first-hand experience that people rarely leave a job for financial reasons alone. We also know that many people don´t always recognise what they value most from their work until its gone.
For this reason, we decided to research those purely emotional benefits that people obtain from working which are non-financial. After hundreds of interviews, focus groups and running an international research pilot, we created the ESB.
The ESB is an online tool, currently available in English or Spanish, which measures the following 10 factors, together with their relative importance to the individual, to give a comprehensive picture of their Emotional Salary:
Autonomy: The opportunity to have freedom in a work context, in which the person feels respected and trusted as a competent individual who is provided with the space to choose and manage their own organisational style, projects, and time on a basis that is congruent with their own values.
Belonging: Having a sense of connection with the team, organisation or peers. Being acknowledged, appreciated, valued and identified with the role that is played within the work system.
Creativity: The opportunity for exploration, development and expression of original, different and/or innovative ways of doing things, allowing personalisation of work.
Direction: The opportunity to view, create and choose a career path, together with the ability to make and contribute to decisions that affect your career.
Enjoyment: The opportunity to experience pleasure and diversion and have relaxed, respectful, trusting and authentic social interactions that allow for spontaneity, appropriate humour and play.
Inspiration: The opportunity to be aligned with a person´s most profound values which generates connection with a sense of possibility and direction towards the best possible work.
Mastery: The opportunity to gain a deeper understanding, finesse and knowledge over time in order to excel, gain greater expertise and an awareness of the subtleties of a profession.
Personal Growth: The opportunity to gain self-awareness, learn from mistakes, become more reflective and flexible and learn from the work environment to develop those qualities that make us better human beings.
Professional Growth: The opportunity to develop talents, skills and abilities through exposure to stimulating work and social opportunities such as peer exchange, mentoring and supervision whilst being able to reflect on and learn from mistakes.
Purpose: Having a sense of ownership and significance derived from work and feeling that it contributes to your greater purpose and that of the organisation.
Following completion of the ESB, each individual will have the opportunity to download a confidential detailed report (in English or in Spanish).
The report includes the following information:-