So maybe it’s this: Maybe the problem isn’t meaningless work. Most modern work, like it or not, is inherently meaningless beyond the paycheck. (Have you seen what people do for a living?) No, the problem is that work has so monopolized our lives that there are ever fewer opportunities to find meaning outside of the office.
An article about how mediation helps us in finding the meaning of work and how corporates are starting to embrace the need for their employees to find the meaning to work. However, in the time of capitalism, I believe the winner is still profit.
If you are running a small business, this is a good read. If you are lost in your role/job you might just take to take 5-10 mins off your work and just think.