quotes tagged with 'autonomy'

Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. It is not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between nine and five. It's whether our work fulfills us. If I offered you a choice between being an architect for $75,000 a year and working in a tollbooth every day for the rest of your life for $100,000 a year, which would you take? I'm guess the former, because there is a complexity, autonomy, and a relationship between effort and reward in doing creative work, and that's worth more to most of us than money. Work that fulfills those three criteria is meaningful.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, pp.149-150Saved by mlsscaress in happiness work reward effort creativity contribution complexity autonomy satisfying meaningful 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: http://northtemple.com/1107Saved by richardkmiller in principles procedures policies autonomy 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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