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NYT: Work without purpose or meaning for workers

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The June 1, 2014 New York Times guest OpEd by Tony Schwarz and Christine Porath explains the results of an Energy Project survey that found workers worldwide get very little from their work other than a paycheck. They are denied fulfillment the way work is currently designed. Are you paying attention HR???

It is also noteworthy that Christine Porath is co-author with Christine Pearson (academic incivility researcher) of The Cost of Bad Behavior, a book very much related to workplace bullying.


Why You Hate Work
By Tony Schwarz and Christine Porath

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.

Increasingly, this experience is common not just to middle managers, but also to top executives.

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