Forbes article on job satisfaction cites Jane Dutton, Amy Wrzesniewski

October 24, 2019

Can You Learn To Love Work You Don’t Like? Experts Say It’s Possible” highlights Jane Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski’s research on “job crafting.”

The Forbes article explores how employees can improve workplace satisfaction by redesigning their jobs to better fit their preferences, building better relationships with colleagues, and reframing work to add meaning and purpose. The process, which Dutton and Wrzesniewski pioneered, is known as job crafting.

“In any relationship, love is something we build, not something we stumble upon and expect it to be perfect,” Forbes says. “This is also true when it comes to your job.”

Dutton is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) and the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Wrzesniewski, a CPO faculty affiliate, is a professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management at Yale University.