Will Work for Good


| 2/6/2014 10:41:00 AM


Tags: work, giving, altruism, Greater Good Science Center,

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Employees are motivated by giving as well as getting.


How do we make life meaningful? That question is at the core of a growing multidisciplinary movement focused on empathy, compassion, gratitude, and how to invite them into our daily lives. At the close of 2013, a crew at Greater Good—the online magazine of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center—culled and summarized the findings of ten notable happiness studies published last year. “The Top 10 Insights from the ‘Science of a Meaningful Life’ in 2013” originally appeared at Greater Good. This is part eight of ten (part seven).

 

Over the past two decades, work satisfaction has declined, while time spent at work has significantly increased. Not a good combination!