More than money: What workers want in 2018 | Linda Nazareth | Nov. 22, 2018

As @relentlesseco writes that employees want meaningful work, perhaps the Quality of Working Life research back into the 1970s might be rediscovered.

If you find “employee engagement” hard to take, “meaningful work” may also have your eyes glazing over, but that is another phrase worth noting. According to a survey of 2,000 U.S. workers by human-resources consulting company BetterUp, just published in the Harvard Business Review, a staggering 90 per cent of respondents claim that they would trade a percentage of their lifetime earnings for greater meaning at work. They even got specific as to how much they would trade, with U.S. workers on average saying they would give up 23 per cent of entire future lifetime earnings to have a job that was always “meaningful.” By BetterUp’s calculations of a “job satisfaction to productivity ratio,” highly meaningful work translates into an additional US$9,078 a worker a year in productivity.

Source:  “More than money: What workers want in 2018” | Linda Nazareth | Nov. 22, 2018 | Globe & Mail at

More than money: What workers want in 2018


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