What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?

April 14, 2013

Career, Leadership

This week our project was officially announced. Now that the world knows our game will be released this year, we seem to have even more passion for our work. The reality of our project release and the excitement of the fans adds to the meaning of what we do.

With the experience of this week in mind, I was intrigued when I watched Dan Ariely’s talk on What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work, recently released on TED.com. He describes two experiments that reveal how important it is for all of us to have meaning in our work.  Being involved in the building process, making it challenging and providing simple acknowledgement of their work go a long way in giving people a sense of meaning and staying motivated.

I would appreciate to hear your thoughts after watching the video.  How do you find meaning in your work?

Disclosure: I cannot discuss the content of the game or any specifics of the project, so please don’t ask.  Keep following Game Informer this month for exclusive content.  Any opinions expressed here or anywhere else on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the companies I work(ed) for (present or past), their affiliates or employees.

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About Liza Wood

After a dozen years leading video game development projects in a variety of roles, I decided to pursue a Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia. Studying data science doesn’t mean I’m moving away from leading people. Growing data science teams need collaborative, pragmatic, Agile leadership to connect data to all areas of the business. I would like to share that point of view, along with my experiences, on this blog.

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