Life goes a lot faster when we like what we do at work. Being passionate rivets the attention and can result in eruptions of creativity.
But it can also lead to exploited workers, says new research out of Duke University. It shows employers taking advantage of passionate workers, asking them to do things--including work for free--that they do not ask of workers who lack passion.
Troy Campbell at the University of Oregon was part of the research team; he visits to discuss the findings.