Work-life balance beats out mission as source of meaningful work

  • More than one third of 1,000 U.S. workers ranked work-life balance as the biggest contributor to finding meaning in their work, a report from online learning platform Udemy found. “Contributing to the greater good” trailed other factors in the report, accounting for only 14% of respondents.
  • Although balance mattered most, mission also mattered to respondents: 62% said they’d accept a pay cut to work for a company with a mission that mirrored their values, and that figure jumped to 78% for millennials polled. Almost all (91%)
    of the respondents employed at organizations with formal diversity and inclusion initiatives think the impact on the workplace is significant.

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