May 24, 2018
Today we have Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski on the podcast. Dr.
Wrzesniewski is a professor of organizational behavior at the Yale
School of Management. Her research focuses on how people make
meaning of their work in difficult contexts, such as stigmatized
occupations, virtual work, or absence of work, and the experience
of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves
studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships
with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and
the meaning of the job.
- The definition of meaning
- The four main sources of meaning
- Spirituality as a potential source of meaning at work
- The way work allows us to transcend the self
- The definition of calling
- How to find your most meaningful calling
- The importance of “self-resonance”
- The difference between consequences and motives
- What is job crafting and how can it help you increase your
- Is job crafting contagious?
- The benefit of collective, team-level job crafting
- The impact of virtual work on job crafting
- How does meaning shape job transitions?
- The effects of occupational regret on people’s lives