What drives Workplace-happiness?
Happiness is seriously good for business: happy employees do a better job, happy companies make more money. So, there is a need to combine focus on results and relations. Both are equally important and both are universal psychological desires that are hardwired into us deeply, regardless of age and culture.
- Results. Results are the vitamins we all need to keep doing what we do. Everybody has the need to make what they do meaningful and worthwhile and do work to be proud of .
- Relations. Being part of a team and accepted as person, having strong work-relationships is crucial.
That’s why every leader should have a clear vision that supports employees to be a high performer in a way that is physically and mentally healthy. Managers are responsible for structures, values and processes that promote happiness at work.
Employees have the responsibility to create their own happiness and health, they have to take initiatives to work on the actions and mindset that make them happy and healthy within the framework set by the company.
We spend more of our waking hours at work than anything else, it should be something we enjoy. It’s important that everybody realizes that anyone can be happy and take action to create a culture in which it’s easy to be happy.