The 3 Things That Make Work Meaningful
Three factors are important for meaningful work:
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Being your own boss is one of the main factors of finding meaning in your work. It makes you more invested and allows real innovation.
Add complexity in your work by challenging yourself, incorporating your passions, exploring new skillsets and being the best at what you do.
If your efforts are not rewarded, your passion and energy can wear off.
You can help see more rewards by tracking your efforts daily, weekly or monthly, and seeking feedback from your team.
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And if the task you have to do doesn’t seem meaningful, try reframing your experience. You might not be able to change what you have to do but you can change how you see it.
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To turn some task you’re handed at the office into something you feel ownership of, make small tweaks that customize what you have to do, that allow you to do it your way.
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