Monday, June 03, 2013

Video of Interest: Why Meaningful Work Matters

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks about what makes us feel good about our work.  He presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.  By understanding our motivation, we can help our employees feel good about their work too.
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.

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