Articulating the “Why” of Work

“Learning to manage volunteers – to whom, absent a paycheck, ideas and ideals were the only currency – taught me to view all employees essentially as volunteers. Today, even with compensation as a motivator, I know that anyone who works for my company chooses to do so because of what we stand for. I believe that anyone who is qualified for a job in our company is also qualified for many other jobs at the same pay scale. It’s up to us to provide solid reasons for our employees to want to work for us, over and beyond their compensation.” – Danny Meyer, Setting the Table