In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely shares what motivates us to go to work every day. Spoiler alert: it’s more than just a pay cheque or bonus! Other things, like ownership of tasks, attaining goals and being challenged, play roles in making work meaningful. These factors continue to be important, even in the knowledge economy.
Check out his Ariely’s TED Talk below.
In my role as a PR and communications professional in the health and life sciences field, I feel fortunate to manage projects from start to finish, giving me a sense of ownership over my work. Further, I find my work meaningful because I play a small part in contributing to the well-being of others, both now and in the future.
What makes your job meaningful to you?
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