The Map of Meaning: A Guide to Sustaining Our Humanity in the World of Work
By Marjolein Lips-Wiersma and Lani Morris (Greenleaf Publishing 2011)
The Map of Meaning skilfully marries idealism and practicality. Growing out of 15 years of research and application, the book explicates both a theory and its practical use. Lips-Wiersma and Morris begin by laying out their Holistic Development Model, demonstrating, first, how individuals can use it to create and sustain meaningful work. They then move on to showing how organisations can improve morale, employee engagement, productivity and profit by attending to what makes work meaningful.