Dutton, Wrzesniewski job crafting research cited in HBR article about meaning in work

January 10, 2018

Justin Berg, Jane Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski’s research on job crafting was cited in the Harvard Business Review article, “To find meaning in your work, change how you think about it.” Job crafting is that idea that employees can redesign their own jobs in ways that can foster job satisfaction, engagement, resilience, and thriving at work.

The article discusses the importance of working with purpose and offers four suggestions for finding that purpose: connecting work to service, crafting your work, investing in positive relationships, and remembering why you work.

Dutton is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan. Wrzesniewski is a member of the Center’s Research Advisory Board and a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale University.