Hygiene factors are things like compensation, job security, work conditions, company policies, and supervisory practices.

Motivation factors are things like challenging work, recognition, responsibility and personal growth.

Someone who “hates and loves their job” at the same time could be referring to poor hygiene factors but good motivation factors, according the Herzberg.

“I concluded, if you want to help other people, be a manager.

If done well, management is among the most noble of professions.

You are in a position where you have eight or ten hours every day from every person who works for you.

You have the opportunity to frame each person’s work so that, at the end of every day, your employees will go home feeling like… [they are] …living a life filled with motivators.”

Source: Clayton Christensen, How Will You Measure Your Life

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