Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work
"Getting a Life: Finding Meaning Beyond Employment"
7–8 p.m. CST | Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022
Virtual and in-person event in Barry Auditorium; limited seating
These rising aspirations could improve workplaces that engage only one-third of employees and cause nearly half to look to leave. However, these expectations could have the opposite effect of further encouraging a mindset that values work above all and sets workers up for burnout and resignation. Such “workism” and its “do what you love” ethic should perhaps be replaced with less work, lower expectations, and sources of meaning beyond employment.
How does work need to change to support human flourishing? You are cordially invited to join a hybrid in-person and virtual conversation about this and other questions with Jonathan Malesic, a leading American thinker on work and author of the ground-breaking book, "The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives."