Arbejdsglæde / Happiness at work

What is Arbejdsglæde?

Arbejdsglæde is a Danish word meaning literally “work gladness/joy”. There are apparently similar words in the other Scandinavian languages, and also in Dutch (arbeidsvreugde) and German (Arbeitszufriedenheit). The closest equivalent in English is job satisfaction, though this doesn’t seem to have quite the same meaning as the Danish one.
(Source: Omniglot)


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