In the theatre, we often hear that we work in this field because we "love it." But why is that exactly? What is it about our jobs make it so rewarding? There's an answer!
In a study, Richard Hackman, Greg Oldham, and their colleagues proposed that there are 5 identifiable features of intrinsically motivating jobs. In other words, there are some specific, elements to a job that make it something someone will actually enjoy doing.
So how do our jobs in theatre stack up to these 5 factors? How might we be able to adjust things to make our jobs even more rewarding for us and our team?