Smart Organisational Leadership inspires Greater Happiness at Work & Greater Productivity
Happiness at work impact research show that it pays handsomely to assist employees in being happier at work
In the The Happiness Advantage: Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work, author Shawn Achor analyzes the research conducted over the last decade relating to happiness and how happier employees impact the organizational workplace.
He discovered that a happier workforce raises
- sales by 37 percent,
- productivity by 31 percent,
- accuracy on tasks by 19 percent.
We know happy employees are the most successful employees, so happiness brings success, and that brings success to our organizations and builds better team work and more effective staff team building dynamics,” “This is a win-win all around.”
The subject of happiness at work is getting serious attention from media and academics recently. Harvard University actually has a course on happiness taught by Tal Ben-Shahar, also known as the “Harvard Happiness Professor.” And the Harvard Business Review devoted an entire issue to the theme of happiness earlier this year.
Happiness at work Training session workshops
Attendee of greater happiness workshops reveal that at the end of a happiness @work workshop they are happier than they were at the beginning of the sessions.
Some particiapants experience really big shifts.
Some show up to a 50% happiness improvement, with average increases of 32% percent in happiness level, while some others showed above 20% increases. The average happiness uplift for entire groups range form 12%-20% per happiness retreat.
1 Minute Wisdom for greater happiness with Gratitude.
Gratitude: defined in social psychology as a “moral” affect or emotion that encourages pro-social behavior in both the party giving and the party receiving thanks. It is related to the behavior of performing an act of appreciation and thanksgiving and to the cognition of believing that one has experienced good fortune as a result of something or someone outside oneself. Clearly, gratitude plays a central role in human social relations.
1. Gratitude promotes appreciation and savoring positive life experiences.
2. Gratitude can develop a greater sense of awareness and self-worth, by encouraging you to consider what you value about your current life.
3. Gratitude helps you cope with challenges and difficulties.
4. Gratitude encourages kindness and other ethical and moral behavior.
5. Gratitude helps strengthen connection and relationships.
6. Gratitude helps overcome negativity and enhance positive emotions.
7. Gratitude keeps us from taking the good things for granted.