Endless amounts of research has been put into understanding what motivates employees to succeed and be happy at work. This interesting HBR article shares some recent work breaking it down by age category. One conclusion? To enjoy work, you need a fulfilling home life.
We spend most of our adult waking hours working. Half of Americans continue to work when they reach their mid-sixties, and, according to a 2015 Gallup survey, full-time American employees work an average of 47 hours a week. If you’re keeping track at home, that’s six days’ worth of hours packed into five. Moreover, many of us today expand the role of work beyond just earning a living and expect our careers to provide opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment.