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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Aug 23, 2019

Michael Steger is the founder and director of the Centre for Meaning and Purpose, and a professor of psychology at Colorado State University. Endlessly curious about learning how to create a life worth living, Michael has spent the better part of two decades studying the vital role that meaning and purpose play in our work, health, relationships, growth, and happiness. His research has been featured in academic and general publications around the world, and he's also written several books on this topic, including Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace.

In this week’s episode, we explore how meaning can be found in any job, and how workplaces can help people find the right balance to minimize both boredom and burnout.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:29] - Michael explains why a growing number of workplaces have become interested in helping their people find more meaning in their work.
  • [05:40] - Michael shares what the research is finding when it comes to creating more meaning in our work.
  • [08:04] - Michael explains why meaning is an ongoing process when it comes to our work and some of the simple ways we can find more meaning in what we do each day.
  • [14:19] - Michael offers some tips for leaders and workplaces to help people make their work more meaningful.
  • [20:46] - Michael explains what the research is finding about having too much meaning at work, and how we can keep this in balance.
  • [25:02] - Michael completes the Lightning Round.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Michael!

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