It is International Week of Happiness at Work. How will you celebrate? How is your work environment?
History of International Week of Happiness at Work
International Week of Happiness at Work was started by Maartje Wolff and Fennande van der Meulen, two Dutch women who started the company Happy Office in 2015. Happy Office offers a program that allows you to incorporate happiness into the workplace so that you can have happier employees all around. Happy Office incorporates studies made from professors at some of the top universities throughout Europe and combines them with certified professionals with certificates and degrees so they can help every organization they meet and help assess the problems so each worker can do their job without losing happiness in their lives.
How to Celebrate International Week of Happiness at Work
Celebrate this holiday by signing the petition on Happy Office’s main website so you can make the pledge to be happier in the workplace. Once you do, share the webpage with your friends and hashtag #internationalweekofhappinessatwork in your social media posts and let your friends know that they can easily make a difference in their workplace by being happier.
The Morning Thing shared 7 Steps to Creating a Happier Workplace from www.productiveleaders.com
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What Are Happy Workplaces Doing Differently?
- Employee development. A happy workplace is one that is committed to continuous employee development.
- Flexibility and understanding. Smart employees need flexibility as well as work challenges to stimulate new ideas.
- Avoiding work burnout. A common complaint of work burnout is not just about too many hours employees spent at work, but how they feel while they are on the job. If they feel are appreciated they do not mind spending more time and energy on a project or a task.
- Getting rid of obstacles.
- Resolving conflict. A happy workplace isn’t necessarily free from conflict, but in productive companies, management works to constructively resolve conflict. Using differences to find new solutions is what imaginative companies do best.
- Meaningful work. Cultivating an ambiance of mindfulness and meaning at work is an important factor in encouraging a happy workplace.
- Being appreciated.
The Morning Thing also shared 5 Reasons Why Most People Aren’t Happy at Work. If we can figure out the problems or issues, we can work together to solve them.
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1. They are disengaged
2. They are stressed out
3. They have a negative/scarcity mindset
4. They have poor relationships with managers and colleagues
5. They aren’t fully using their intellect or strengths