Jessica Rodell
Jessica Rodell

An opinion piece in Sunday's New York Times about finding meaning in work cited recent research from Jessica Rodell, a professor in the Terry's management department.

It states: "This demand to volunteer masks a broader problem in our society. It points to the lack of purpose that we experience in our jobs. As Jessica B. Rodell, a professor at the University of Georgia, has found in her research, “when jobs are less meaningful, employees are more likely to increase volunteering to gain that desired sense of meaning.” The numbers speak for themselves. In a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of American workers said they were not engaged with their jobs, or were actively disengaged."

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