Jack Rochel is a practitioner of a positive work environment. He wants what is best for his employees in order to keep them motivated and productive; the level of job satisfaction is largely important when it comes to his employees and their well being. One key factor that is important to acknowledge is person-environment fit. Even if a potential hire fills all of the job requirements, they still need to be able to work well with the current employees of the business. This will ensure that there are no tension created in the workplace and everyone is working well together.
Jack Rochel places heavy emphasis on person-environment fit since the employee and the work environment can largely help maintain a positive work environment. For example, if a person who is very creative and his educational background consist of software and mechanical engineering; they will most likely detest working in a quality assurance department for an action figure manufacturing company. However, if this individual were able to land a job at Google or apple within the research and development department, his level of job satisfaction would go through the roof. Even if he got paid less for the R&D job over the QA job, he would still be happier because he has a sense of fulfillment in creating something and will most likely be surrounded by similar individuals as himself. With this level of satisfaction, this individual will definitely be committed to the organization since he truly believes in the product that which he is creating. Any profession that allows an individual, with a science background, to create something will make them feel like an artist. The feeling of an artist is total control and serenity when creating their own masterpiece. And once they are done with their first project, they’ll immediately move on to the next big project and will most likely want to surpass their previous project.
Another important factor for a positive work environment are job characteristics as Jack Rochel is aware. Job characteristics can help employees feel satisfied due to the level of importance in their tasks and roles. These characteristics consist of the use of variety of skills, autonomy at work, consistent feedback and performing an important task. Some individuals would not be affected by these factors. These individuals tend to seek out satisfaction from high growth. They expect to learn and perfect new skills and become a better employee. For instance, an employee who has worked in one company of fifteen years but had seven different roles is a great indicator on how organizational commitment is caused by high growth motivation. If an employee is recognized for their hard work and competence and is rewarded with not just salary but a promotion of some kind; that employee will put their heart and soul into the company because they will feel they are a part of that company and is willing to provide the company with anything they can give.