The Science of Happiness at Work




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A decade of research shows happiness is seriously good for business.

Happy employees are committed, drive sales and are more productive. But 72% of the workforce is unhappy, each one costing about  $13,000 a year in lost productivity.

We believe that Happiness at Work is a mindset which enables action to maximize performance and achieve potential. Emotions indicate that actions are on the right track, but mindset matters most. This mindset results in positive attitude, optimism, resilience and courage – or psychological capital. Psychological capital is an essential part of social capital, which in turn contributes greatly to human capital. And that of course affects the bottom line. What’s exciting about this new science is that we have really strong data showing just how clear the financial benefits that support the Science of Happiness at Work are. iop So what does the Science of Happiness at Work consist of? Happiness at Work is driven by the 5Cs

  • Contribution is the effort an individual or team makes
  • Conviction is short-term motivation
  • Culture is a feeling of fit at work
  • Commitment is long-term engagement
  • Confidence is the belief in ones abilities

These are supported by Trust, Recognition and Pride – Trust in your organization flows from two sources; your colleagues and your senior leaders – Recognition from your organization encompasses who you are, what you do and how you do it – Pride in your organization comes from identifying with it, achieving success and being aware of your colleagues’ success too