In her column for Forbes, BCG’s Deborah Lovich encourages those in the job-hunting process to ensure that work is a source of joy. BCG research found that for companies to retain their employees, they must meet their emotional needs, such as feeling valued, supported, and respected. Lovich advises individuals to pay attention to their potential manager and the organization’s culture when deciding where to seek employment. “Work consumes an average of 50% of an employee’s wakeful hours during a typical workday. You should enjoy that time,” Lovich asserts.