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Feeling insecure at work in response to real or perceived threats is a significant source of stress. Good work doesn’t necessarily mean a job for life, but individuals should not feel their job is constantly under threat.

Job design is important, as is having clear and achievable responsibilities.

Work should provide opportunities to learn, develop and grow – within a role, through lateral moves, or by taking on greater responsibilities.

Workers are more productive and engaged where organisational goals align with their own sense of purpose. Individual motivators may be many and varied, but a sense of place within an organisation’s broader structure, and identifying with its values, are core factors.

The five other key components of good work are: