In the book The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer we learn what events impact a employees inner work life both for the better, and the worse.
Three types of events are particularly potent forces for supporting positive inner work life in employees:
- Progress – in meaningful work;
- Catalysts – events that directly help the progress of the work such as clear goals and autonomy;
- Nourishes – Interpersonal events that uplift the people doing the work such as encouragement and demonstrations of respect.