Personal motivation assessment: Gerchikov's test

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Personal motivation assessment: Gerchikov's test
This test was designed to identify a workers' motivation type. If employees are interested in their jobs, they will work to improve their knowledge and perform their duties with higher efficiency. If not, your business can suffer from financial losses and mistakes. Gerchikov's test is important for running a company. Answer the questions to find out your motivation type!

What's one thing you appreciate most at your job?

Freedom, because I decide what to do and how I do it

Possibility to use my knowledge and skills

Feeling of being useful and valuable

I'm decently paid

I'm used to my work and I know it

Which phrase suits you most?

I want to provide decent income for my family and myself by working hard

I'm my own boss

I have lots of knowledge and experience, I'm capable of dealing with difficulties

I'm a valuable employee

I do what's asked of me

How do you prefer to work?

I prefer to do something habitual and familiar

I prefer looking for something new in order to avoid stagnation

I want to know what to do and what I get for it

I take all responsibility for my work

I do everything that's necessary for the company

What could make you change your job?

Bigger salary

More creativity, more interesting projects

More independence

If my participation is necessary

I prefer not to change my job

What does your salary / income mean to you?

It's money that I get for my time and efforts

It's money I get for my knowledge and expertise

It's a payment for mutual results of the company

It's my guaranteed and steady income

It's money that earn myself

What do you think about salary and bonus payments?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

What about qualification bonus?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

What do you think about bonuses for heavy physical work and unhealthy working environment?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

What about welfare payments and benefits?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

How important is it to get income from investments and stocks?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

What about any extra income?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

What if talk about an income based on certain specialty?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

What about income from your private property, farm, etc?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

How should relationship between an employee and a company be built?

Employee thinks of a company as of his second home and is ready to sacrifice everything for it

Employee is selling his labor. If he doesn't like the price offered, he can find another company

A company is a place for employee's self-fulfillment

A worker gets his salary and benefits in exchange of his energy and efforts

Why do you think some people tend to show initiative while doing any work?

They feel responsible

They want to use their knowledge and experience

They want to make company's work better

They want to show off

They want to earn money

What do you think about your co-workers?

Team you work with is very important, because you won't achieve any results alone

I prefer to work myself or with interesting people only

They limit my freedom of action

As long as we are paid according to personal achievements, it's not that important

I like my co-workers. I feel at ease with them

What do you think about such an income as lottery prize of casino winning?

It's very important

It's not very important

It's unimportant

Would you like to become an owner of a company you're currently working for?

Yes. I can run it and make decisions

Yes. My income will increase

Yes. An employee should be a co-owner

Not sure. It would interfere with my duties

No. Too much trouble

Which of these jobs would you choose?

An interesting one that involves creativity

Where I can get freedom and independence

With bigger salary

With not too much work to do

I can't imagine changing my current job

A worker is successful if:

He gets a good salary

He's a professional

He finds a good place

He's respected

Independent and self-sufficient

What would you agree to do in order to keep working for your company?

Acquire a new job

Switch to less skilled labor

Switch to less convenient work schedule

Work harder

I'd agree to tolerate my job. I have no other options

I'd quit

What's the most attractive thing about being a boss?

A possibility to make your own decisions

A possibility to be useful for the company

High salary

A possibility to organize the work of others

A possibility to use knowledge

Nothing. It's not interesting for me

Would you like to become a chief?

Yes. It gives independence

I won't mind if it's necessary

Yes. I can use my experience

Yes. I'd be paid more

No. I want to be responsible for my actions only

No. I'm not interested in it

Yes. Am I worse than others?

No. It requires too Mach workload

Instrumental type of motivation

Your work is based on the strategy of achievement. It means that your prefer to provide for yourself without any help, show a huge interest to the amount of payments and choose a highly-paid job. For you, labor is nothing more than a tool for getting financial resources. You aren't very interested in the type of work that you do. Share this test with your friends! Let's find out their motivation!

Professional type of motivation

Your work is based on the strategy of achievement. It means that working duties are of great importance for you. You won't be making boring or pointless job, even if you're highly paid for it. You like solving difficult tasks, because you want to prove yourself, keep growing and developing. The things you need at work are approval, praise, trust in your expertise and a certain freedom of actions. Share this test with your friends! Let's find out their motivation!

Patriotic type of motivation

Your work is based on the strategy of achievement. The idea behind Amy task or project is the most important thing for you. You won't be able to effectively do your job, if the task seems boring and pointless. Moreover, you wish to get public recognition for what you do. Share this test with your friends! Let's find out their motivation!

Master type of motivation

Your work is based on the strategy of personal achievement. It means that you try to show your initiative and leadership traits. You don't like working under strict rules and control; you want to have full freedom of actions, get a top position in a company and manage. Share this test with your friends! Let's find out their motivation!

Avoiding type of motivation

Your work is based on the strategy of avoiding. It means that you don't have enough expertise and don't want to improve your skills. The efforts you make are minimal. You have no enthusiasm and initiative toward your current job. However, you agree to get small salary if your co-workers get the same. Share this test with your friends! Let's find out their motivation!