The power of meaningful work: discovering your purpose

In today’s episode, we delve into the concept of meaningful work and its importance in finding fulfilment in our careers. Our guest, Nina Mapson Bone, is the Managing Director of Beaumont People and an expert in helping individuals discover their unique path to career satisfaction. She shares her insights from decades of experience and stories from her new book, Meaningful Work.

Join us as we discuss how meaningful work can impact not just our personal lives, but also our businesses, recruitment processes, and overall culture. So, let’s dive in and discover how we can find meaning in our work with the help of Nina Mapson Bone.

Welcome to FlyingSolo episode 392: The Power of Meaningful Work.

Key topics discussed in this podcast

Understanding meaningful work

  • Defining meaningful work.
  • The alignment between an individual’s personal beliefs, values, goals, and motivations
  • The social and cultural context of work.
  • The four factors that contribute to meaningful work
  • Access to meaningful wok

Changing perceptions of meaningful work:

  • Changes in perceptions of meaningful work over the years.
  • how the pandemic has shifted priorities, with emotional and physical safety becoming more important.
  • The generational differences in what people want from work

The impact of meaningful work on businesses and recruitment

  • How meaningful work impacts recruitment  and retention
  • The significance of trust in managers, the purpose of work, and organizational culture in attracting and retaining talent.
  • The need for businesses to understand and incorporate meaningful work into their practices

Timestamped overview

[00:00:02] Podcast discusses meaningful work with expert.
[00:05:28] Shift in factors of meaningful work:Trust -> Safety, Higher purpose -> Team connection
Culture remains important Generational shift in work preferences occurring.
[00:06:40] Gen Z values meaningful work and choice.
[00:09:51 ] Individuality matters: Ask and tailor accordingly.
[00:15:34] Work is key to finding meaning, happiness, and success.
[00:17:28] Profile tool measures important aspects of work.
[00:22:20] Tailored job roles: play to strengths.
[00:25:03] Identify passions, leverage skills for engagement.

Download the podcast full transcript

Host: Cec Busby
Producer: Mikey Marren
Guest: Nina Mapson Bone. Find out more about Nina Mapson Bone and Meaningful Work

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