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Survey Analysis: What Motivates Supply Chain Employees

Published: 12 June 2019

ID: G00382008

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler , Ken Chadwick


Engaging employees in the business is critical to supply chain leaders looking to recruit and retain the best talent. Use this research to understand what is motivating supply chain employees in today’s business environment.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Employees Are More Motivated When They Have a Clear Sense of Purpose
    • Continuous Learning Is a Key Motivator for Individual Contributors
  • Innovation and Creativity Increased as Extremely Important Motivators in the Supply Chain
    • Performance Gaps Exist in Innovation, Decision Making and Continuous Learning
  • Being a Part of a Diverse Organization Is Meaningful to Younger Employees
  • Recommendations
  • Methodology
    • Additional Contribution

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