The #1 thing employees want at work


Americans are reevaluating their relationship with work. However, collective illusions about the workplace are holding back change.

Many workers believe that their colleagues want to work for an employer that gives them nice fringe benefits — like free food, swag, and fancy job titles.

In reality, people want more fulfillment and purpose in their jobs, as well as a healthy work-life balance in which they are trusted to make good decisions.

About Todd Rose: Todd Rose is the co-founder and president of Populace, a think tank committed to ensuring that all people have the opportunity to pursue fulfilling lives in a thriving society. Prior to Populace, he was a faculty member at Harvard University where he founded the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality and directed the Mind, Brain, and Education program. Todd is the best selling author of Collective Illusions, Dark Horse, and The End of Average. He lives in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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