Sources of Stress and Satisfaction

Percentage of respondents to the 2000 IndustryWeek survey of CEOs who rated the following conditions as sources of high satisfaction or stress. Sources of Personal Job Satisfaction

  • Sense of accomplishment when company is successful -- 90.5
  • Ability to develop people -- 69.3
  • Ability to grow an organization -- 66.1
  • Intellectual challenge/problem solving -- 50.8
  • Ability to contribute to society -- 35.8
  • Corporate deal making -- 28.5
  • Financial compensation -- 19.6
  • Holding a position of power and influence -- 18.0
  • Public recognition/status -- 10.1 Management Sources of Job Stress
  • Downsizing the organization -- 34.8
  • Creating and communicating company vision -- 18.5
  • Balancing manufacturing capability and customer demand -- 18.4
  • Executing a global growth strategy -- 17.3
  • Identifying and acquiring companies -- 15.6
  • Identifying and cultivating future company leaders -- 15.3
  • Keeping pace with technology developments -- 15.2
  • Implementing an e-business strategy -- 7.8 External sources of job stress
  • Increasing complexity of government regulations -- 26.8
  • Volatility of financial markets -- 17.3
  • Speed of globalization -- 9.5
  • Political/economic instability of emerging markets -- 6.1
  • Growing influence of supranational organizations (WTO, etc.) -- 5.0
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