3 Questions to Determine If Your Work Brings Meaning to Your Life

Establishing your “why” on the job is arguably more important than ever. Here’s how. Meaning at work is important in the best of times. For businesses, it’s a key ingredient for growth. Personally, it’s always helped me focus my energy.  But right now meaning has taken on, well, a whole new meaning.  Anxiety over the coronavirus, concerns […]

The Value of Belonging at Work

Social belonging is a fundamental human need, hardwired into our DNA. And yet, 40% of people say that they feel isolated at work, and the result has been lower organizational commitment and engagement. In a nutshell, companies are blowing it. U.S. businesses spend nearly 8 billion dollars each year on diversity and inclusion (D&I) trainings that miss the mark because they neglect our […]

Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Happy at Work

Summary.   What are we really searching for when we say we want more “meaning” at work, and how does it differ from happiness? Philosophers, scholars, artists, and social psychologists have struggled to come up with an answer to that question for years. According to research by psychologist Roy Baumeister and colleagues, five factors differentiate meaning and happiness. […]

7 Ways to Find Meaning at Work

Several years ago, Gallup asked people in 142 countries to respond to a series of statements designed to measure employee engagement—involving matters like their job satisfaction, whether they felt their work was important, and whether they had opportunities in the workplace to learn and grow. What the polling firm found was that engagement is the exception, not the rule: […]

Why Finding Meaning At Work Is More Important Than Feeling Happy

Get off the monotonous treadmill of your job, and seek a different running path of meaning on your journey toward career satisfaction. “I just want to be happy.” We have all said it at one time or another. The wish for happiness is one of our most widely held goals in life. But here’s the […]