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What can managers do to make work more satisfying and more motivational? Does it matter if people find their jobs satisfying? Why or why not? We explore these and related topics in this episode, including: 

  • What job satisfaction is and why it matters

  • Five different facets of job satisfaction

  • The job characteristics model and how managers can make work more satisfying and motivating

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Links and Other Information

Man’s Search for Meaning: book 

The Chimp Paradox: book 

Judge, T. A., Thoresen, C. J., Bono, J. E., & Patton, G. K. (2001). The job satisfaction–job performance relationship: A qualitative and quantitative review. Psychological Bulletin127(3), 376. Click here 

Fried, Y., & Ferris, G. R. (1987). The validity of the job characteristics model: A review and meta‐analysis. Personnel Psychology40(2), 287-322. Click here

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