For Work / Against Work
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"Job Crafting and Cultivating Positive Meaning and Identity in Work"

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


The design of a job is deeply consequential for employees’ psychological experiences at work. Jobs are collections of tasks and relationships that are grouped together and assigned to an individual (Ilgen & Hollenbeck, 1992), and scholars have long been interested in the way these elements come together to constitute the experience of a job (Griffin, 1987; Hackman & Oldham, 1980). Research in this area has traditionally built on a core assumption that managers design jobs in a top-down fashion for employees, which places employees in the relatively passive role of being the recipients of the jobs they hold.


Meaningful Work, Meaning Of Work, Well-Being, Psychology, Job Design, Job Crafting, Positive Psychology, Identity


Meaningful Work

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