What's the point? The importance of meaningful work
IES Perspectives on HR 2016
We spend a lot of our time at work. Around eight hours a day, for at least 40 weeks every year, for 40 years or so.
Dilys Robinson and Luke Fletcher make a well-supported case for the currently popular but long-standing concept of meaningfulness, concluding that: 'the positive benefits of offering meaningful work – higher engagement, reduced absence and better performance – suggest that it is worthwhile to make the effort.'
This paper was originally published in Thoughts for the day: IES Perspectives on HR 2016