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Ultimate Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Sep 28, 2022

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Employee engagement (Harter, 2021) and wellbeing (Bersin, 2022) remain the hottest topics during the post-pandemic era. The great resignation, “quiet quitting” (Harter, 2022), and the resistance to return to the office (Cutter & Bindley, 2022; Guilford & Overberg, 2022) are troublesome trends that adversely impact productivity, the economy, and wellbeing. Common sense attributes these developments […]

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Is Meaningful Work a Pipe Dream?

Should managers strive to provide meaningful work to their employees?

Gerald L. Finch

Posted Sep 28, 2022

Can organizations create meaningful work for their employees? The answer seems to be…not in most cases. Our research tells us that not only is it exceedingly difficult to achieve this for most employees but focusing on meaningful work is not the best place to start when it comes to retaining and motivating your best and […]

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Meaning in a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Luke Gregory Kocan

Posted Sep 28, 2022

How does one define “meaning” in the workplace?  Everyone conceptualizes their own definition of “meaning.” For some, being committed to a job brings meaning because they see their work as contributing to the goals of a larger organization (Myer & Allen, 1997).  These individuals see their employment as central to meaningful growth.  They find their […]

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Quiet Quitting vs Quiet Resignation

Shannon Eastman

Posted Sep 28, 2022

June 2020 saw many of our corporate professionals struggling with: 1) where their life choices had brought them, 2) what their lifestyles demonstrated in the midst of the lockdown, and 3) what they would do differently once this mess had moved on. As 2022 moved in, a quiet resignation to the new-normal rolled in alongside […]

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Living to Work?

Mary Mehburger

Posted Sep 28, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic brought our world to a jarring halt. The muscle memory of our day-to-day monotony no longer applied to our slower, quarantined lives. Social media was soon overflowing with documented journeys of new hobbies, like bread baking, painting, meditation, and living room Pilates. Prior to the pandemic, our free time was often spent […]

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Introducing the EPP Bulletin

The first issue of the monthly Existential Positive Psychology (EPP) Bulletin will be released this July, exclusive for INPM members. It will contain the latest INPM news, provide information about meaning-centered activities and research opportunities around the world, showcase the ideas and publications of INPM members…and much more! Advertisement on the EPP Bulletin is free […]

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Joshua Wong Research Scholarship Contest

Posted Jun 24, 2022

This scholarship contest is to encourage graduate students to get involved in the exciting new fields of existential positive psychology (PP 2.0). All submissions need to be related to some aspects of PP2.0 which can be found in Wong (2019, 2021). Submissions may be based on empirical research, case studies, literature review, or theoretical formulation. […]

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Featured Member: Karen Henry

Karen Henry has been part of the psychology industry since her master’s in community psychology in 1999. In 2007, while beginning her doctoral journey, she came across a now famous article by Peterson and Park (2006). A quote in the article–“The good in life is not the absence of bad”–resonated as a game-changing worldview that […]

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