Majority of employees in the Middle East are passionate about their work.
The ‘Passion for Work in the Middle East’ survey conducted by Bayt.com, reveals 91.5 per cent respondents from the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) feel that the work they do adds purpose to their life. While 75 per cent are ‘extremely passionate’ about their work and 86.5 per cent say their work has helped them discover who they really are.
Over 57.9 per cent were generally happy with the work culture and environment at their organisation, 64 per cent of whom are ‘extremely happy’ and 36 per cent ‘moderately happy’. Conversely, one in ten poll respondents admitted that they were ‘not happy at all’ with their current work environment.
Meanwhile, 87.1 per cent professionals feel a sense of connection with their co-workers. About 50.2 per cent ‘agree’ with this sentiment; while 36.9 per cent ‘strongly agree’. In fact, very few respondents ‘disagree’ (3.5 per cent) or ‘strongly disagree’ (1.2 per cent).
More than half of respondents (51.3 per cent) feel their workplaces recognised or celebrated special personal occasions such as birthdays and marriages. According to 36.1 per cent of respondents, their companies ‘always’ recognised such occasions. However, 33.4 per cent feel
When asked whether their workplace has a culture of transparency and honest communication, 60.2 per cent ‘agreed’ that this was true and another 11.8 per cent ‘strongly agreed’.
More than three quarters claim that their manager provides feedback and cares about their professional growth and development (76.8 per cent), and only 7.3 per cent ‘strongly disagree’ that this is the case.
Also, the poll showed that for 81.7 per cent of Mena respondents, exceptional performance is recognized and rewarded at their workplace, compared to only 10.9 per cent who said that this is not the case for them.
When it comes to giving 100 per cent of their effort and passion at work, more than half of the respondents ‘agree’ (54.3 per cent), and 35.9 per cent ‘strongly agree’. Actually, only a small minority of respondents ‘disagree’ to always giving their best performance at work (2.3 per cent), and 2.1 per cent ‘strongly disagree’.
Another mere 6.6 per cent of the respondents said that they do not look forward to going back to work after a vacation or weekend while the majority of the respondents claimed to look forward to returning to work (86.9 per cent), and 37.6 per cent strongly agreeing with this sentiment.
Data for the survey was collected online from January 12 to 30, 2016, with 6,106 respondents from Mena countries.