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How To Find Meaning In Your Work, Wherever You Work

How much is meaningful work worth to you? A recent survey. Not only is meaningful work becoming increasingly important to employees, but it’s unquestionably vital to companies. An engagement and performance firm, found that employees who derive meaning from their work are more than three times as likely to stay with their organizations and are 1.4 times more engaged at work. While 74 percent of candidates want a job where they feel like their work matters, only 30 percent of millennial survey respondents said that they prioritize purpose over pay and titles-either because they don’t yet know what’s meaningful to them or because they’re struggling to find it. So how can you find more meaningful work? It starts with being able to define it. “Growing up, I participated in all the nerdy arts programs in high school: dance, musicals, writing groups, acting, and I did most of it pretty badly. But I loved being a part of that universe. It was exhilarating. Since I don’t have an obvious creative talent, I knew I had to find another way to belong to that world.” When she had the opportunity to be a part of the work The Moth was doing, she jumped at it. Driven by a growing trend of consumer demand for brand purpose, more and more companies are putting social good front and center-putting more meaning into the work their employees do.

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