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Happiness at Work: 10 Tips on How to be Happy at Work

Happiness

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.

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Happiness

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

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

  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.

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