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Why we work

Author: Barry Schwartz; 3M Cloud Library.
Publisher: New York : TEDBooks, [2015] ℗2015
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising, complex and urgent. We've long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do some people find immense fulfillment and satisfaction despite working low-paying jobs? Schwartz reveals the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic audio books
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz; 3M Cloud Library.
ISBN: 144237814X 9781442378148
OCLC Number: 1066465251
Notes: "A TED original"--Cover.
Electronic audio file.
Credits: Director and producer, Michael Noble.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: Barry Schwartz.

Abstract:

Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising, complex and urgent. We've long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do some people find immense fulfillment and satisfaction despite working low-paying jobs? Schwartz reveals the trends and patterns that lead to happiness in the workplace, proving that the root of what drives us to do good work can rarely be incentivized, and that the cause of bad work is often an attempt to do just that.

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