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Work-Life Preference Checklist

February 9, 2001
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Place a check next to each item on the following checklist that you feel isimportant to your satisfaction at work. Circle the five items in each categorythat are most important to you.

Work Environment:

Growing/Successful

CaringManagement

Ethical

GivesRecognition

Family-oriented

PhysicallyAttractive

GoodBenefits

Quiet

PaysWell/Fairly

Efficient

Clean/Safe

LargeOrganization

Open/Participative

EqualOpportunity

RewardsRisk/Innovation

TimeFlexibility

Accessto Recreation

FasterPace

 

AdequateParking

SlowerPace

AdvancementOpportunity

PrivateOffice

Entrepreneurial

Stability

StrongLeadership

GivesFeedback

ClearMission

ChildCare

TeamSpirit/Morale

ShowsRespect

TrainingAvailable

Professional

DressCode

Safety/Security

ResourcesAvailable

International

 


The Work Itself:

UtilizesAbilities

MoreManagement Contact

HighVisibility

MoreContact with Peers

HighStructure

Theoretical

LooseStructure

LineJob

Emphasison Thinking

Expertiseon Quality

TaskVariety

Emphasison Quantity

WorkAlone

InvolvesTravel

 

MeaningfulOutcome

Field/PlantJob

Workwith People

GeneralistRole

Workwith Data/Ideas

SpecialistRole

Workwith Physical Things

ReliabilityValued

RegularHours

StaffJob

IrregularHours

HeadquartersJob

NoTravel

Workin Groups

 


Results, Rewards, and Motivation:

Advancement/Promotion

FinancialPayoff

GainControl/Authority

Product/ProcessCreation

Realizea Vision

Buildan Enterprise

MeasurableResults

Havean Impact

MakeSpecific

Tobe a Change Agent

ToCompete and Win

Mastera Craft/Process

Distinction

Recognition

ExploitHidden Talents

ExpertiseOpportunities

Pioneeror Discover

EliteStatus

Respondto a Challenge

OvercomeAdversity

MeetHigh Expectations

Contributeto Society


Lifestyle and Personal Values:

Livean Honest Life

RetireComfortably

LeisureTime

Livein a Beautiful Setting

SpiritualLife

ManyFriends

FinanciallySecure

Bea Good Parent

Careof Family

Healthy

Vacation/Travel

LiveWhere I Want

CommunityInvolvement

LovingRelationship

Respectof Others

MaterialGoods

Balance/Harmony

HelpLess Fortunate


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