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What do you enjoy about your work life?

We spend a lot of time at work, but what makes it satisfying for us? In this video, people explain what they think makes their work enjoyable.

As we saw in the previous section, Dolan’s idea of ‘pleasure’ maps in our working life to ‘can we enjoy the things we do, and how we are doing them?’ Naturally, this is a personal question with different people finding different answers.

To some people, what they do at work isn’t as important as who they do it with. For others, the process doesn’t matter as long as they have a definite outcome to the work they do. What makes us happy and satisfied at work heavily depends on our personality, situation and stage of life.

Watch the video, think about how each person has responded to the question and add some a few thoughts to the comments.

  • What gives you enjoyment when you are working?
  • Were there any contributors in particular that you identified with when watching the video?
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