Staying motivated at work can be a rough challenge. We’ve talked about ways to keep it up, but author Dan Ariely says one of the biggest motivators is feeling like your work has meaning. Here’s why.
In the TED talk above, Ariely discusses a few experiments that show much we actually value meaning in our work — even if it’s just building LEGO models or doing a tedious word search, getting positive feedback keeps us going, and he explains a number of ways that can affect our real-life work. If you sometimes find it hard to keep going, his suggestions can be pretty helpful. Check out the full talk in the video.