I remember back then when I was in college, our team can code up a project full of features and reasonable reliable in just a few weeks. Yes, the code might not be in the best shape, but I can remember that we used to have the project implemented in a passionate way. Why? Maybe it was because there are different teams working on the same project and we wanted to be the best team. Or maybe we wanted to get good marks so that we can graduate. Or maybe we were naive and thought the employer would mine what grade I got in course XXX.
After working at a company for around 2 years now, I’ve noticed that my fellow workers, including myself, feels less passionate about what we do. What should we do? What’s wrong with us?
If you’re working full-time at a company, what drives you to do what you do? Maybe… stock-option? bonus? a share of the revenue?
If you’re working by contract, what drives you to do what you do? Use the current contract to get the next big contract?
Please give me some feedback… I’d really like to know. :-)