Taking Vacation Increases Meaning At Work

Colin West, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Cassie Mogilner, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Sanford DeVoe, University of California Los Angeles, USA
People are motivated to find meaning in their work, and employers often try to cultivate a purpose-driven workplace. However, both may be neglecting an important aspect of developing a sense of meaning at work: vacation. Our results suggest that time away from work is associated with greater meaning at work.
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Colin West, Cassie Mogilner, and Sanford DeVoe (2017) ,"Taking Vacation Increases Meaning At Work", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.