Title

Whose Responsibility Is Meaningful Work?

Department/School

Ethics and Business Law

Date of this version

2011

Document Type

Article

Keywords

ethics, job satisfaction, employees, employers

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1108/02621711111135152

Abstract

This paper aims to explore the conditions for meaningful work as a moral responsibility. Meaningful work is important in an increasingly globalized world in which greater wealth does not necessarily contribute to greater happiness and workers’ well-being is often not within their own control. Often, meaningful work is considered to be desirable but not morally obligatory despite the continuing need for work that improves social and environmental welfare.

Volume

30

Issue

6

Published in

Journal of Management Development

Citation/Other Information

Michaelson, C. (2011). Whose responsibility is meaningful work? Journal of Management Development, 30(6), 548-557. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621711111135152

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