People cannot be fulfilled in their work if they are not known. All human beings need to be understood and appreciated for their
unique qualities by someone in a position of authority. People who see themselves as invisible, generic or anonymous cannot love
their jobs, no matter what they are doing.
Everyone needs to know that their job matters, to someone. Anyone. Without seeing a connection between the work and the satisfaction
of another person or group of people, an employee simply will not find lasting fulfillment. Even the most cynical employees
need to know that their work matters to someone, even if it’s just the boss.
Employees need to be able to gauge their progress and level of contribution for themselves. They cannot be fulfilled in their work
if their success depends on the opinions or whims of another person, no matter how benevolent that person may be. Without
tangible means of assessing success or failure, motivation eventually deteriorates as people see themselves as unable to control
their own fate.