How To Be Happy At Work (read it on
Why Read It? Turn the job you
have into the one you love.
- Create the work that you want to do out of the duties that you
are assigned: resulting in work that you find meaningful and worthwhile.
- This idea of there being a right-sized peg for every hole, and
it's just a matter of finding it is unrealistic.
- How? Identify the realities of your job, then find ways to
shape it into something better suited to your interests and talents.
"Why does one person hate a particular job, while another enjoys
Proven Ways to Boost Workplace Happiness (read it on greatist.com)
Why Read It? Because there are qualities that almost all happy workplaces
- Back off! Beware of micromanaging supervisors
and authoritarian bosses who don't give workers much choice on the job. They
tend to lower everyone's morale, well-being, and motivation to put in extra
- Keep it movin'. Employees who fill their
morning routines, lunch breaks, or happy hours with physical activity tend to be
more engaged and energetic on the job than those who stay glued to their chairs.
- Improve the space between. Office setups that
encourage face-to-face communication (like open-plan bull pen types) boost
employee satisfaction. Can a few plants, a gym break, and a smiley boss really
make or break employee enthusiasm?
"Happier workers stick around longer, bring more energy and
enthusiasm to their tasks, and help maintain organizational
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