Meaningful work and its relationship to work engagement: Does job crafting make a difference? | The Oxford Review - OR Briefings

Meaningful work and its relationship to work engagement: Does job crafting make a difference?

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Keywords: work psychology, meaningful work, work engagement, job crafting, productivity, work outcomes

The term meaningful work refers to a subjective measure that an individual makes about the level of significance or sense of importance their work has for them. Whilst what makes a particular job meaningful is personal, it is often imbued with value from our social and cultural environment as well. However, people tend to decide that their work is meaningful when it aligns with their own ideals, values and principles. As a result, any individual’s prescription of meaningfulness may well change as their needs, values and ideals also change.

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