The 7 Deadly Strains: Why You Feel Your Job Doesn’t Matter
Tom Singell

The question “Does who I am matter to my work” is a particularly intriguing one. Francesca Gino, professor at Harvard Business School, has developed the concept of “rebel talent” — employees who do not check in their personality and independent mind at the door before entering the workplace. Their biggest assets are a relentless drive to question the status quo, in particular some of the assumptions that prevent corporations from innovating and creating fresh insights. But at times — and this is also true for this article — we assume that employees want a job that matters to them. Some people might just be happy to receive a regular paycheck and prefer to focus on their hobbies or families.