On the Nature of Work

On the Nature of Work


This weekend’s New York Times Magazine focused on worklife, and it’s worth picking up. Or reading online: New York Times Magazine.

After reading the stories on the quest to build a perfect team, work-life balance, and improving meetings I had one thought: your worklife satisfaction varies depending on the control you have over achieving outcomes.

From the story on Q’s management gamble, to Susan Dominus’ article on the work-life equation, to the list of millennial’s new dream jobs, that thread runs through. If the job allows the employee some control over how to get to the outcome, job satisfaction goes up.

Keep that in mind for your workplace.

Good stuff.