The Meaning of Work (April 2002)

April, 2002


According to the October 2001 Xylo Report, Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Workplace, the vast majority of American workers find their work meaningful (92%). Women are more likely than men to find their work meaningful (94% compared to 89%). Older workers are also more likely to find their work meaningful — almost eight in ten respondents (77%) over the age of 55 find their work very meaningful, while less than six in ten (58%) respondents between 18 and 24 do. Married people are seven percent more likely than singles to find meaning in their work (94% vs. 87%).