21 Feb More thoughts on happiness at work
There are many good reasons why happiness at work should be considered a priority by all involved (employers and employees). Research clearly suggests, for example, that positive workplaces have higher morale, better engagement, are more productive and attract and retain the best people. Happy workers are also more innovative, creative, resilient and collaborative. Sound good? Well here are a few more tips for boosting positivity in your work and/or in your workplace…
- find meaning or purpose in what you do (you might not be able to change what you do but you can change the way you think about what you do)
- focus on the big picture; that is, not just the results of your labours but the end results of everyone’s labours (which are often more meaningful)
- pace yourself through your working day, week and year; if you take regular and appropriate breaks you’ll be far more efficient and productive
- set short, medium and long term goals for your work and career (if necessary, or as appropriate, in collaboration with your manager and colleagues)
- focus on what’s best (not what’s worst) in your job, about your organisation and within your colleagues and clients
- be kind and considerate and caring and thoughtful of your colleagues and clients
- use your strengths as often and in as many ways as possible while at work
- don’t forget to have fun and play; humour and fun are not just for the weekend!
So there are a few tips. Let us know how you go with these and as always, feel free to add your thoughts and ideas and suggestions on our Facebook Page.
PS: just before publishing this eNewsletter we stumbled upon this interesting and relevant FastCompany article titled “The Corporate Pursuit of Happiness“. If you’d like to read it JUST CLICK HERE