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What makes you feel good about your work?

In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely shares what motivates us to go to work every day. Spoiler alert: it’s more than just a pay cheque or bonus! Other things, like ownership of tasks, attaining goals and being challenged, play roles in making work meaningful. These factors continue to be important, even in the knowledge economy.

Check out his Ariely’s TED Talk below.

As I’ve mentioned, I work as a PR and communications professional in the health and life science industry. I feel fortunate to manage projects from start to finish, giving me a sense of ownership over my work. Further, I find my work meaningful because I am playing a small part in contributing to the health of others.

What makes your job meaningful to you?

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A new chapter on Pencil Skirts & Punctuation

Pop the champagne! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m back to Pencil Skirts & Punctuation. Yes, I was gone for a while, but I swear have good reasons why!

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In the past few years, I switched jobs, got engaged and married, and then started a new job (my current role). With so much on the go both professionally and personally, I easily fell into prioritizing other things over the blog.

But my love of blogging on Pencil Skirts & Punctuation has not wavered. I am returning from my break with a wealth of new experiences, which I hope will add value to my posts and views. I’m excited to start to write, create, share and engage again here on a regular basis.

Is there anything you’d like to see me cover as I start this new chapter on Pencil Skirts & Punctuation? Let me know in the comments!

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