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Non-Profit vs. For-Profit: Job satisfaction

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Why are people employed with non-profit organizations more satisfied than people who are employed by for profit organizations (could it be about the presure of competitive market to force profit organizations to put higher work loads on employees)?

Please provide references (from 2000 to 2010) so support your responses.

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1. Why are people employed with non-profit organizations more satisfied than people who are employed by for profit organizations (could it be about the pressure of competitive market to force profit organizations to put higher workloads on employees)?

In 2002, one factor that was found to impact workers was the leadership and how the employees were treated. For example, the largest difference between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors was found in responses to the item: "My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person." In this poll, for-profit employees tend to give significantly lower scores than not-for-profit employees do (Blizzard, 2002). This appears to be linked to the difference in the main leadership focus between the two business sectors. For example, in non-profit organizations the leadership is most often focused on maximizing social and communitarian benefits in a collaborative environment. This contrasts with for-profit organizations, where the emphasis is placed more on maximizing profit and incomes in a business ...

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The solution provides insight and ideas into the perspective that people working for non-profit organizations are more satisfied with their jobs than their counterparts in for-profit organizations. References are also provided to explore the topic further.

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