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Increase the meaningfulness of your work by considering how it helps others

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

When we find our work meaningful and worthwhile, we are more likely to enjoy it, to be more productive, and feel committed to our employers and satisfied with our jobs. For obvious reasons, then, work psychologists have been trying to find out what factors contribute to people finding more meaning in their work.

 

Top of the list is what they call “task significance”, which in plain English means believing that the work you do is of benefit to others. However, to date, most of the evidence for the importance of task significance has been correlational – workers who see how their work is beneficial to others are more likely to find it meaningful, but that doesn’t mean that task significance is causing the feelings of meaningfulness.

 

Now Blake Allan at Purdue University has provided some of the first longitudinal evidence that seeing our work as benefiting others really does lead to an increase in our finding it meaningful. “These results are important both for the wellbeing of individual workers and as a potential avenue to increase productivity,” he concludes in the Journal of Vocational Behaviour.

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You will be happier and more productive in your work if you find it meaningful. 

This Is How To Land Your First-Ever Management Role

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You’re ready to take that next step in your career, although you don’t technically have any management experience–yet. Sure, you know you’d be a great boss, but how can you get someone to give you a shot when don’t have any direct supervisory experience?

 

While there’s no magic formula for landing a management role, there are a few things you can do to help employers see your potential.

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You probably have more leadership experience than you think.

This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that matters—it’s how you spend your time there. In other words, get results faster and you won’t be spending so many late nights at the office.

 

But what does it really mean to work smarter?

 

“It means figuring out better, faster ways to work,” says personal productivity expert and trainer Peggy Duncan. But before you enrol in a time management course or start playing “beat the clock” with your project list, consider these counterintuitive ways to get more done.

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We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.

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