What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?

Photo by Lisa Fairstein

“When we think about labor, we usually think about motivation and payment as the same thing, but the reality is that we should probably add all kinds of things to it — meaning, creation, challenges, ownership, identity, pride.”

Motivation = payment + Meaning + Creation + Challenge + ownership + Identity + Pride

Dan Ariely is a Behavioural Economist, by studying and understanding the decision making process that people employ every single day of their lives, he hopes to help people lead more fulfilling impact-full lives.

Apart from his website, http://danariely.com he produces a weekly podcast, Arming the Donkeys, featuring chats with researchers in the social and natural sciences.

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Twitter @danariely

About the author Helena Rosebery

After completing a Master of Communication (Food & Culture) from Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy, Helena Rosebery followed her heart to Zürich where she is inspired everyday by the resilience and greenness of her home-grown herbs. Helena employs words and coloured pencils to professionally communicate all that is – and is not – in the pursuit of a more ethical world.

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