02 Nov What’s the most important thing for happiness & satisfaction at work? Having a best friend!
via Business Insider by Noah Friedman and Alana Kakoyiannis
Dan Buettner, National Geographic explorer and author of “Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People,” explains four things that will enhance your work life. Following is a transcript of the video.
Dan Buettner: So in my book I outline a number of statistically underpinned things that you can do to make it more likely you’re going to like your work life and first and foremost among them is get a job that speaks to your passions as opposed to your bank account. When it comes to income, utility of that flattens out, passion always grows over time.
Secondly, you want to take a job near your home. The thing we most hate in our day-to-day life is our car commute, so minimising that.
The third thing, and probably the biggest determinant of whether or not you like your job, is if you have a best friend at work, and that comes from two million Gallup surveys. And you start asking yourself, well, how do I get a best friend at work?
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