Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Happy at Work

Deflated Happy

Source: Susan Peppercorn
Affiliation: Harvard Business Review

Article summary written by the author: 

"What are we really searching for when we say we want more “meaning” at work, and how does it differ from happiness? Philosophers, scholars, artists, and social psychologists have struggled to come up with an answer to that question for years. According to research by psychologist Roy Baumeister and colleagues, five factors differentiate meaning and happiness. The author describes them and then offers practical advice on ways to find more meaning in your work."

Keywords: Happiness , Meaning , Meaning of Work , Psychology , Purpose