Society for Human Resources Management Article about the “The Search for Meaning”

Date 2019-03-23

I was happy to share my thoughts with reporter Brian O’Connel about the potential unintended consequences of meaningful work.

Yes, you read correctly. There’s a potential pitfall we need to avoid when building work environments where employees feel their work is meaningful.

Brian wrote an in-depth piece called “The Search for Meaning” for the Society for Human Resources Management’s HR Today. My contribution is featured towards the end of the article under the heading “Watch for Burnout.”

You can read the complete article here:


About SHRM

SHRM “is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries… SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.” You can learn more about SHRM by visiting the web site:  https://www.shrm.org/about-shrm/pages/default.aspx.

About Brian O’Connell

“Brian O’Connell is a high-profile business writer whose byline has appeared in dozens of top-tier national business publications, including CBS News, Time, MSN Money, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Street.com, Yahoo Finance, CBS Marketwatch, and many more. For more information, please visit his web site at: https://brianoco.contently.com. Or, visit this Amazon.com link http://www.amazon.com/Brian-OConnell/e/B001H6US9Y for a list/review of some of Brian’s book titles.”

I hope you enjoy Brian’s articles!


Sylvia Melena