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Work is an integral part of our lives. It enables us to establish our credibility in society, demonstrate our skills and capabilities and achieve our goals and aspirations. It affords us the opportunity to express our individuality and our commitment. Many of us use it to validate who we are and it can help us derive a sense of personal identity and meaning. Indeed, we often define ourselves through our work or career.
A huge part of our waking (and sometimes sleeping!) lives is consumed by work. If we were to unpack the concept of work, we would discover that it is a great deal more important to us than perhaps we are aware.
Apart from the requirement to 'do the job' , whether we are employed or self-employed, we seem to have a need for more than that. Extensive research into psychological motivation, as distinct from physiological motivation, has given rise to a number of human need theories. The widely held belief in all of them is that meeting them consistently, on a sometimes daily basis, is critical to our sense of well-being.
Via Roger Francis