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

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

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

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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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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.

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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...

Meditation

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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Steps To Happiness At Work
Steps To Happiness At Work
  • Avoid "good" and "bad" labels. 
  • Practice "extreme resilience": the ability to recover fast from adversity.
  • Let go of grudges.
  • Don't wa...
Meaning in Life
  • Many of us struggle with finding meaning, as we are busy with our daily work and distractions.
  • Meaning in life provides us with the purpose of getting up daily, energized and pepped up...
Meaningful Work

21–35% of our life is spent at work, making it a crucial part of our lives to spend at something we find meaning in.

Meaningful work should be:

  • Motivating and purposeful.
  • Should be coherent and make some sense.
  • Should be significant.
Connected with a Purpose

Meaningful work is when we feel a genuine connection with what we do for a living and our larger spectrum of life.

It is motivating, creates deep relationships and helps others.

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Finding happiness at work

Not only is it possible to find happiness at work, but that doing so is unambiguously good. 

Happier employees do better on all fronts, from day-to-day health to productivi...

Portrait of people who are happy in life
  • They have an easy time feeling good and recovering from adversity
  • they have close, supportive social connections
  • they believe that their presence in the world matters.
4 key pillars of happiness at work
  1. Purpose. Our purpose is a reflection of our core values, and we feel more purposeful at work when our everyday behaviors and decisions are aligned with those values.
  2. Engagement. Prioritise some fun. Take ownership of decisions that affects you. Adopt a flow at work.
  3. Resilience. The ability to handle, adapt to, and productively learn from setbacks, failures, and disappointments.
  4. Kindness. Being kind at work involves treating others with dignity and respect, extending empathy and compassion, practicing gratitude, and constructively managing conflicts.
Happiness

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. 

Removing Stress From Work

Games release pent up stress that they have in the job or otherwise. A happy employee is a productive employee.

Games create an atmosphere of trust, leading to better talent acquisition and ...

All Work And Some Play Too
  • Short breaks between learning or working, and working for brief periods with small breaks in-between can lead to a higher-quality output. This is known as the Pomodoro Technique.

  • Games at work make employees form a bond with their co-workers, establishing friendships that lead to better teamwork and improved communication among team members.

Playing Games At Work

It is a general notion at an office that gaming activities at work are counterproductive, however, games can be an amazing tool to create a better work environment, increasing employee satisfaction and productivity.

Gaming at work bridges the gap between work and relaxation, making work feel more enjoyable and fun, making employees see their working hours in a positive, joyful way.

One on one meetings

...are held between a team leader and team member

They are conversations that usually last no longer than 10 to 30 minutes where they discuss what is going well and what needs t...

A recommended agenda

Most effective one on one meetings typically last about 30 minutes:

  • 10 minutes for the direct report from the employee;
  • 10 minutes for the manager’s remarks and messages, and;
  • 10 minutes for the employee and manager to draw a way forward.
Objectives of effective 1:1 meetings
  • find out about the employee’s current emotional state.
  • track the status of the employee’s performance and how their goals are coming along.
  • learn if there are any obstacles in the way to the employee’s goals.
  • discuss specific issues – either the employee’s, the manager’s, or both.
  • get honest value-added feedback from the employee.
  • provide an opportunity for the manager to coach the employee.
  • share formal and informal information about the team and company as a whole.

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Find What Gives Your Work Meaning

Is it a connection to a certain cause? Is it engaging one of your skills or personal passions? Is it serving a specific population? Everyone has their own causes, the things that give their ...

Cultivate Self Awareness

Ask yourself concrete questions to reveal your truth:

What are you working for? What impact do you want to create in your job? What skills do you want to develop and leverage?

Write a Career Mantra

Keep it short and simple—just focus on what gets you out the door every day. 

Your mantra should encompass who you are, where you want to go, and the impact you want to make during your 9-to-5. 

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