What makes us feel good about our work?
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. In this talk, two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected attitudes toward meaning in our work.
Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics. Read more about him.
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