What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

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  1. Watch the TED talk;
  2. Jot down FIVE insights from the video;
  3. Jot down THREE new actions you will do in the next week;
  4. Meet in 7 days with your staff and have them share how they went with the THREE actions.