Work and Meaning
What makes us feel good about our work?
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely's third TED Talk outlined a few experiments he conducted to better understand what motivates us as workers.
In the first experiment he explored Meaningful Condition and Sisyphic Condition. People in the Meaningful Condition were asked to build LEGO Bionicles for $3.00 then $2.70 then $2.40 and so on. The completed Bionicles were put away under the table. The average number Bionicles completed in this condition was 11. Sisyph...