Fun At Work ? A Big Predictor Of Job Satisfaction
Over the past five years, we?ve had almost 100,000 people complete the short version of the Full Engagement Profile, a work/life balance and stress management measurement. Lately, we?ve been looking for trends in the data gathered from this popular assessment, which is based on the widely read 2003 book, The Power of Full Engagement, coauthored by our associate, Dr. Jim Loehr. He is also the author of the 2007 book, The Power of Story.
One of the single biggest predictors of a high score on job satisfaction for both men and women, we?ve learned, is a high score on the statement, ?I have fun at work.? Two items were of even greater importance: ?I feel a sense of purpose and meaning in my work.? and ?I feel more challenge and opportunity than frustration and aggravation at work.?
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