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Podcast with Prof. Amy Wrzesniewski

Can You Job Craft? Podcast with Prof. Amy Wrzesniewski

Today’s Guest:

Amy Wrzesniewski is a Professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management. For almost two decades, her research has focused on how people make meaning of their work in challenging work contexts or conditions Her findings have been published in a wide range of top academic journals, and highlighted in several best-selling books and popular press outlets, including Forbes, Time, Business Week, Harvard Business Review, U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, as well as bestselling books such as Drive by Daniel Pink, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, and The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler.

Do you wish you had more meaning in your work?  Amy explains how you can craft your job, whatever your role and status, to find more meaning in what you do each day at work.  She also shares practical tips for leaders to create an environment that encourages job crafting among employees to help them feel more proactive, engaged and productive at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:10] – Amy defines job crafting.
  • [04:02] – Amy explains the value of finding meaning in our work, including how it affects our job choices, longevity of a particular role, and peoples perception of their careers.
  • [07:32] – Amy provides practical examples of how leaders can support job crafting for employees.
  • [09:46] – Amy suggests ways people can create more meaning in their own work – even if their boss isn’t supportive.
  • [12:58] – Amy discusses the newest findings in her research.

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