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Tips on How to be Happy at Work

Tips on How to be Happy at Work
Last Updated on How often do you consider quitting your job and feel that you are not getting paid enough for the dedication and service you offer your organization? Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts - while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction, some might strive for recognition of their hard-work and lose motivation on failing to achieve so.


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Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts – while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction, some might strive for recognition of their hard-work and lose motivation on failing to achieve so.

No matter what the standards are, being content with our careers is crucial for maintaining the ‘work-life’ balance.




Workplace Happiness defined

In a fundamental sense, workplace happiness comes when:

  • We enjoy doing the tasks assigned to us
  • We feel right about the people we are working with
  • We are happy with the financial benefits we get from the job
  • We have the scope of improving our existing skills
  • We feel respected and acknowledged at work



Importance Of Happiness At Work

Importance Of Happiness At Work

Happy employees are compulsory for a growing business.

A study on organizational success revealed that employees who feel happy in the workplace are 65% more energetic than employees who don’t. They are two times more productive and are more likely to sustain their jobs over a long period of time.



Workplace Happiness benefits

  • Happiness at work can spread like fire
  • Happiness Builds Positivity
  • Happiness Reduces Stress
  • Happiness at Work means a Healthy Life
  • Happiness at Work Increases Likeability



Factors associated with happiness at work

  • Workplace autonomy and the freedom to decide
  • Task variations and scope for creative ideas
  • Task significance
  • Recognition for work
  • Task difficulty
  • Professional skills and specialization
  • Social support within the workplace
  • Feedback from superiors
  • Environmental conditions at work
  • Business management and networking channels.



Finding Real Happiness at Work

Finding Real Happiness at Work
  1. Declutter your Workplace
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Exercise, in any form
  4. Engage in Feedback Mechanisms
  5. Reflect on One Task at a Time
  6. Help a Colleague
  7. Choose your Responses Wisely. Practice mindfulness, gratitude, and effective communication.
  8. Value yourself
  9. Start Your Day on a Good Note. Take some moments each morning to collect your thoughts and plan your day ahead.
  10. Adjust your Schedules. Prolonged working hours without breaks can take a toll on the brain and bring us down, thereby making way for unproductivity and distress.




Focus on Employee Wellbeing

The more stress-free and healthy an employee is, the more he will make the company great and prosperous.

If more employers take care of their employees' personal growth, the employees will he...


For clarity, stability and better mental health, meditation (or mindfulness) is a universally recognized training activity.

Break from Work

Breaks and time-outs lead to better productivity, as they allow the mind to form connections and help in creativity and even relationships.

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The benefit of happy employees

Organisations investing heavily in fostering a happiness culture see a good return on investment.
  • Happy employees are productive employees and productive employees generate mor...

Fostering well-being

There is a real difference between happiness gimmicks and working in a well-being culture: 

  • one that values people
  • one that manages them by praise and reward rather than fault-finding
  • one that enables them to work flexibly and provides them with work-life balance.

Working remotely

A 2017 study found that 57% of start-up businesses had at least one member who worked remotely, either from home or wherever they happened to want to work.

An added benefit here is the implied trust and autonomy of allowing staff to work remotely may contribute more to their happiness than dragging them into an office stocked with free coffee and fruit.


Is the ability to not want more. Is expressing gratitude and satisfaction for the present moment, instead of yearning for some future indicator of success.

5 Simple Ways to Be Happy

1. Each night, say one thing you are grateful for

2. Write a Thank You note to someone this week.

3. Take 30 seconds to breathe, the easiest way to be grateful for your own existence.

4. Do nothing for 2 minutes: you can make time for yourself and enjoy your own presence without consuming something.

5. Call a friend that you haven’t talked to in a while.