130: Finding Your Calling at Work
Published May 24, 2018
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    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.
     
    Topics incude:
     
    - 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 calling?
     
    - 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
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