Meaning: Your Work Has Purpose Beyond the Work Itself

Meaning is one of the five keys in building employee engagement and it may be the most powerful of the keys. The power in Meaning comes because it is self-determined. Meaning is found when your [...]

Podcast: Meaning – Your Work Has Purpose Beyond the Work Itself

Meaning is, simply defined, “I can find purpose in my work beyond just the job or the task itself.” It is one of the most important factors of all the five MAGIC keys for driving engagement in an [...]

Do You See Meaning In Your Job? These Employees Do.

Can you find meaning in your job? Some people can’t seem to find meaning in their job or see the difference their job makes. Think about the tasks you perform on a daily basis. Are you bored just [...]

Finding Meaning and Connection at a Sod Laying Party

Finding meaning and connection when it’s 100 degrees outside, one o’clock in the afternoon, not a cloud in the sky, and 38 pallets of sod are waiting to fill in an acre of land, isn’t [...]

Does Your Job Have Meaning and Purpose?

I always find myself to be extra pensive at this time of year—looking back on the learnings, experiences, joys, mistakes, and everything else from the previous year, as well as excitedly, and [...]

What Makes You Stay at Your Job?

I recently wrote a post explaining why perks aren’t sufficient for employee engagement and long-term retention, and it got me thinking – then what is sufficient?  What really causes an [...]

Americans Crave More Meaning at Work

The Philips Work/Life Survey examined key factors of Americans’ job happiness, with a particular focus on their ability to bring personal interests to their workplace career as a way to create [...]

Happiness and Employee Engagement

Shawn Achor’s book, “The Happiness Advantage,” takes an in-depth look at the way happiness impacts people in the workplace.   Much of his research and suggestions have a direct connection with [...]

Money: Happiness, Satisfaction and Engagement are Completely Different Things

Can Employee Engagement be bought? An interesting question, and one that is sure to generate multiple opinions.  We repeatedly hear that money can’t buy happiness.  In his recent article Does [...]

How Meaning Influenced the Carnival Triumph Crew’s Customer Service

Imagine you were a crew member assigned to Carnival’s Triumph during its recent disaster. As you may recall, last month the Carnival cruise ship Triumph was scheduled for a four-day cruise to [...]