9 Ways to Find More Meaning In Your Job

April 22, 2014

www.businessinsider.com | Aaron Hurst

In an article for Business Insider, Aaron Hurst mentions the importance of the work of Amy Wrzesniewski and Jane Dutton, as well as the value of Job Crafting:

“Pioneering psychologists like Amy Wrzesniewski, an associate professor at Yale, and Jane E. Dutton, a professor at the University of Michigan have been studying the nature of meaning at work for over a decade now. Their work is enabling us to begin to understand how we can take control of the meaning we experience at the office.

“In studying job crafting, the process of redesigning a job to boost meaning, they found that people could increase their sense of purpose by adjusting their tasks, relationships and approach to their work. These are all actions we can take in just about any job. They don’t require re-writing your job description.”