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A fully stocked fridge? Unlimited vacation time? The freedom to work from home? In many sectors, particularly the youthful, tech-heavy ones, these are commonplace perks designed to reward hardworking employees. But do they make employees happier? Statistics say no.

Even though the workplace, and our relationship to it, has changed dramatically, employee satisfaction rates haven’t budged in ten years. According to a recent post on 6seconds, employees often read these perks as acts of manipulation rather than benevolence— a means to control behavior. It’s a classic case of misplaced priorities: “The majority of current engagement strategies focus on ...

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It’s Not What You Do, It’s Why You Do It

What makes you like something? Buy something? What is that elusive pull that makes you say this is the place for me? It’s the big question vexing every good business person. The feeling is very hard to describe, and even harder to pin down. But there is actually a very simple answer: passion.

In one of the most famous TED talks of all time, author Simon Sinek explains that the real question every business should be asking themselves is not WHAT but WHY. In his research, Sinek found that every person can describe what they do, most can describe ...

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following your passion

There’s lots of talk these days about the importance of “following your passion”. Should you or shouldn’t you, and what happens if you don’t?

Argument Against: Why You Shouldn’t
Some people insist the idea of following your passion is ridiculous, arguing that just because you love something doesn’t mean you can make money doing it, and that there are tons of people making great money performing tasks they fail to enjoy at all. Furthermore, the pundits point out this: it isn’t always an option to pursue doing what you love. In a recent article ...

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