Making work more meaningful
How to prevent employee motivation from dropping over time? By giving more meaning to their work.
How to make employees more enthusiastic about their work? This is a burning question for many leaders who find themselves confronted with a morose organization where people lack enthusiasm and drive. Yet, 95 percent of employees are sincerely excited about their work when they first start a new job. After about six months, however, they begin to ask themselves, “What good is all this effort?”, “What does it all mean?”.
The publications we have selected analyze why it has become more difficult for people to find meaning in their work and how companies can boost the motivation of their employees. Three key messages appear to be particularly important in this regard:
– To be truly motivated, employees must see their work as more than just a means to earn a living.
– The company can help give meaning to collective efforts by clarifying its own reason for being.
– The company can also organize work in a way that helps individuals give meaning to their work.
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Expressing gratitude at work
Making staff feel valued is a demonstrated factor of engagement and performance at work, which managers however tend to underuse. How can you transform acknowledgement into an opportunity to differentiate?
Addressing the quest for meaning
The issue of meaningfulness has today become a determinant in the life of business organizations. How can we identify our purpose and that of our companies—and transform this into an individual and collective performance engine?
Crise du sens, défis du management [The Loss of Meaning at Work: A Management Challenge]Olivier Vassal
A detailed analysis of the link between changes in the business environment in recent decades and the ""desperate search for meaning"" that seems to be so prevalent in today's workforce.