« Emotional ownership of work » motivates employees

A Hindustan Times article reports on a recent study carried out in India: « Attractive remuneration packages and perks are vital to retain employees but it may not necessarily motivate them to give their best to the company if there is no sense of « emotional ownership » towards the organisation, according to a new study. The factors contributing to « emotional ownership ofwork » and a sense of belonging  are « opportunities of self-expression, creativity in work, empowerment, freedom on job, opportunity to learn something new, variety in job and a sense of achievement », said the study on transforming the organisational culture, conducted by Manik Kher, a UGC research scientist at Pune University, advocating the concept of ‘Emotional Ownership’ to keep employees motivated ».