Job satisfaction more important than money, study suggests

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Young people are more likely to be motivated by job satisfaction and working for social good, than by money, a new study suggests.

Research by smartphone manufacturer Huawei and Goldsmiths University, London, indicated a new trend of worker.

Responses from 2,000 people aged 18 to 25 showed that half had projects other than their job, such as freelance writing or blogging.

Justin Costello, of Huawei, said: “Technology is rapidly changing the way that we live, work and play.

“Instead of working the traditional 9-5, climbing from intern to executive, young people are now turning passions into pounds and exploring multiple skill-sets to build custom careers that are bespoke to them.”

Chris Brauer, director of innovation at Goldsmiths University, said: “The ‘new working order’ draws on a multi-faceted skillset to initiate action, using both technology and human networks in an agile way that helps them to create.”