For Work / Against Work
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"Job crafting and meaningful work"

by Berg, Justin M; Dutton, Jane E; Wrzesniewski, Amy (2013)


Job crafting is the process of employees redefining and reimagining their job designs in personally meaningful ways (Wrzesniewski & Dutton, 2001). These changes, in turn, can influence the meaningfulness of the work. By meaningful work, we refer to work that employees believe is significant in that it serves an important purpose (Pratt & Ashforth, 2003). In this chapter, we aim to explain how job crafting can be a powerful process for cultivating meaningful work experiences. We begin by summarizing insights from theory and research in the growing literature on job crafting, then give recommendations for how job crafting can be used in organizations, and conclude with promising areas for future research and practice on job crafting. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)


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Meaningful Work, Job Design

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