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January 28th, 2008

Some Thoughts On Job (and Life) Satisfaction

by Dr. Brian Higley | 9 comments

One of my favorite areas of research is job and life satisfaction – and how business leaders can structure their team to be both profitable financially and to enhance the lives of the individuals making up the team at the same time.  I recently came across some thoughts on the components of a satisfied life and thought I’d share some of my views on how these components can enhance both your life and your organization.

I was reading about a theory of life satisfaction that made the claim that, in essence, all people want 3 things from life: (1) to be, (2) to know and (3) to enjoy.  As I thought about all of the journal articles I’ve read, experts I’ve spoken with, and experiences I’ve had in my 15 years in this field, this sounded like a pretty reasonable claim to me.  So, I began to think a lot about these three categories and how they might relate to not only a better life, but also a better team and/or business.

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