Research explores how difficult jobs can ultimately lead to poor mental health and death, specifically when employees lack the resources for dealing with the high job demands.
Playing games or going to work, which is more fun? Okay, that was an easy one, but what if we could make work seem a little like a game? That would probably make work a little more fun, right? This process is called gamification, and researchers are discovering more about how we can use it to motivate employees to feel enthusiastic about going to work.
When designing a job, consider the values of the occupation within which the job resides, according to research by Erich C. Dierdorff of DePaul University & Frederick P. Morgeson of Michigan State University. For example, imagine that you’re designing an internal consultant job that you expect to be filled by