Making progress in meaningful work

I really like this one line from a posting today on the Harvard Business Review blog:

Our past research found that, of all the events that can keep people happily engaged on the job, the single most important is making progress in meaningful work.

I think that really nails it. When I get busy with tangential work, I start to get nervous that I’m not really moving the business forward. But when I get solid progress on solving core problems, I feel really good.

Full article here:


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