We spend a lot of our time at work. Around eight hours a day, for at least 40 weeks every year, for 40 years or so… It’s an unsurprising hypothesis that being bored, feeling disconnected, and seeing no point in our work is likely to have a damaging effect. While the impact may not be quite as severe as the often-quoted Dostoevsky prognosis below, people who find no real meaning in their work are likely to suffer (emotionally and perhaps also mentally and physically), especially if they do not have absorbing interests outside work to bolster their self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
|Title of host publication||Thoughts for the day|
|Subtitle of host publication||IES perspectives on HR 2016|
|Place of Publication||Brighton (UK)|
|Publisher||Institute for Employment Studies|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2016|
|Publisher||Intitute fro Emplyment Studies|
- work context
Fletcher, L., & Robinson, D. (2016). What’s the point? The importance of meaningful work. In Thoughts for the day: IES perspectives on HR 2016 (pp. 14-20). (IES Report; Vol. 508). Institute for Employment Studies.