Creating Meaningful Work to Increase Job Satisfaction

Did you know that only 36% of U.S. employees feel engaged with their work and workplace?1 With the trend of “quiet quitting” in the national discourse around work, employee satisfaction continues to be a prevalent topic for managers, leaders and businesses. The task of engaging employees and boosting workplace morale is not exactly easy, but there are tried and true methods to create meaningful work and greater workplace satisfaction.

In this video, “Five Strategies to Drive Employee Engagement and Boost Morale,” William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business Associate Professor David Long addresses the importance of creating a more engaged team, extrinsic and intrinsic motivators, the five elements of job satisfaction and building a culture of engagement.

In this exclusive video, you will learn:

  • The reasons that we do what we do
  • The difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivators and how employers can use these to effectively motivate employees
  • Five “core job characteristics” and how they combine to make some jobs more rewarding than others
  • How to build a culture of engagement

Meet David Long, Ph.D.

David Long, Ph. D.

David Long is an associate professor focused on organizational behavior at William & Mary’s Mason School of Business. His research examines various approaches to impression management, including how employees use impression management to build their reputations, and how supervisors and coworkers react to these employees and their strategies. His work has appeared in several journals and books, including the “Academy of Management Journal,” “Journal of Applied Psychology,” “Personnel Psychology” and “The Nature of Leadership.”

Long’s teaching and consulting focuses on introducing and demonstrating methods and strategies for improving one’s career and one's organization. He has been recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 undergraduate business professors. He is also the recipient of numerous undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching awards, including the Faculty Excellence Award, the Page Teaching Award and the Alumni Fellowship Award.

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The curriculum for the Online MBA program at William & Mary delves further into the topic of creating meaningful work with courses on organizational behavior, management and leadership for the 21st century. The Online MBA and all the online business programs at William & Mary are designed to provide you with the dynamic mindset and skills necessary to lead in today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment.

Learn more about our Online MBA program to see what furthering your education with an MBA can do for your career.

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