I definitely agree that task significance is very important in the work place but I am a little bit confused with how this...
I definitely agree that task significance is very important in the work place but I am a little bit confused with how this concept applies to the majority of people that are employed. For example: How does a car salesman see himself from the point of "task significance״? This individual may sell cars to people that are desperate for a car but the interests of the two parties are conflicting because it is all based on profits for the dealership/salesperson versus lowest possible price for the car buyer. How does this individual see the outcome of a positive task significance when the two agendas are so completely opposite of one another. Or how about someone who is responsible for minimizing costs for a company by using economies of scale by utilizing a developing countries lack of leverage. Low wages that barely get these individuals by are definitely not going to be talked about by this individual but instead the low-cost of the product and his/her bonus/commission is this persons task significance in motivation. So to end, I beleive their is a task significance and a task insignificance to be considered on the other side of the pendulum. How would one define this? Ignorance is bliss or...??? Great idea for certain occupations and industries but hardly for all industries and occupations.