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What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work

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November 22, 2013

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What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work

Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.

– Studs Terkel –

What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work

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, meeting challenges, and feeling a sense of purpose. In this TED talk, behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents several eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. { read more }

Be The Change

The next time you do a mundane task, think about a way to find even a small meaning to the work — it may make a bigger difference than you think.

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