Happiness @Work

comment | December 21st, 2011

(story by OOC via The Source)

Research involving 9,000 people globally on what makes for happiness @ work found that those amongst us who are happiest with our jobs:

  • Stay twice as long in them
  • Spend 2x the amount of time at work focused on what they are paid to do
  • Take 10x less sick leave
  • Are 2x more likly to think they're achieving their potential

Happiness obviosuly (and you can quote us on this) has big upside for the indivudla and the enterprise.  Imagine that.  The reserach (conducted by the iOpene er Institute), found there are 5 key elements to feeling happy with what we do and its subsequent impact on how well we do it:

1. Contribution.

2. Conviction.

3. Culture.

4. Commitment.

5. Confidence.

While you can read the whole article here, we're wondering on a scale of 1-10 (ten being in-love with your job)  how happy are you at work?  Is it you, the job, or are you lacking – or is the company lacking – in one of the 5 things listed above?

And finally, how much does how happy you are at work spill-over into how happy you are generally?  Let's cue dolly Parton's 9-5 and #discuss happiness @work.  Go.