Thursday, April 13, 2006

Do we expect to enjoy our work?

My new research methodology involves asking taxi drivers what their most enjoyable job has been. The variety of jobs that these people have done has astounded me but disappointingly, I've found that most people don't expect to enjoy their work. If enjoying work isn't on the radar, I suspect the chances of finding it are pretty limited.

I have no doubt that fully enjoying one's work is simply not possible but surely organisations and individuals who analyse the opportunities to enjoy work more and do something about it are going to be the winners?