What makes a job dreamy? A hefty paycheck? Colleagues that are a laugh? A boos who doesn’t crush your self esteem by 11 am? Yup, sure. But higher up on that list (possibly higher up than an intern who makes a cup of coffee or tea once in a while) is the concept of meaning.
Apparently in our current meaningless world where Snapchat filters are a hobby and Instagram dictates what and where we eat, we now want our jobs to have a purpose – beyond just paying the rent.
The feeling that the job you do benefits society or that you are doing something others appreciate is becoming the driver that can provide the biggest increases in happiness at work, says Nic Marks, founder of Happiness Works, a workplace analytics company.
The Straits Times reported on a survey by human resources consulting firm Mercer, that only 73 per cent of Singaporeans said they were satisfied with the companies they work for. Even so, what’s the 27 per cent who find their jobs meaningless to do? These career and mind hacks might help…