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Career, Community and Cause - the three things people want out of work

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 28 February 2018



Career, Community and Cause - the three things people want out of work
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 212
Posted DateWednesday 28 February 2018 11:12 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttps://hbr.org/2018/02/people-want-3-things-from-work-but-m ... 

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review based on some people analytics research at Facebook, people want three things out of work.
Career is about work: having a job that provides autonomy, allows you to use your strengths, and promotes your learning and development. It's at the heart of intrinsic motivation.

Community is about people: feeling respected, cared about, and recognized by others. It drives our sense of connection and belongingness.

Cause is about purpose: feeling that you make a meaningful impact, identifying with the organization's mission, and believing that it does some good in the world. It's a source of pride.

The results are maybe not too surprising but the item that jumped out at me was community as I have been trying to document just what it community means in my blook. It is still work in progress to some degree and I'd love any feedback you may have.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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