A fascinating article about how people find their work meaningful or meaningless.

The article describes how, if their work or their manager denies or goes against their personal values, people wonder what the point of doing their job is.

People find meaning in their work when it is useful to other people as well as to themselves, when something emotionally moving happens, and when they can create relationships.

Unsurprisingly, this completely contradicts the neo-conservative idea of applying Game Theory to the workplace, which relies on the notion that individuals require rewards of a financial nature.