Thursday, October 4, 2018
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Meaningful work is work that employees believe serves an important purpose. Engagement in work perceived to be meaningful has been shown to positively affect both personal and work-related outcomes. Previous industrial revolutions viewed employees as cogs in a machine, and it would be reasonable to assume that the digital revolution paves a further descent into alienation and anomie. But there may be ways of harnessing technology to create greater significance, self-realization, and purpose through work. This keynote explores the following question: How do we use digital technology to enhance meaningful work? Kate O’Neill and Vic Strecher discuss a vision of such a future -- from the C-Suite to the shop floor -- and how it is central to workplace health and well-being.