How to set the mood for a positive day
Content created by Shawn Achor, as seen in Success Magazine. Our physical environment can have an enormous impact on our well-being. Although we don’t have complete control over our surroundings, we can make specific efforts to infuse them with positivity. Think about your office: What feelings does it inspire? People who flank their computers with pictures of loved ones aren’t just decorating—they’re ensuring a hit of positive emotion each time they glance that direction. Bring a framed picture of your spouse, child or closest friends to set on your desk. It’ll boost your mood every time it catches your eye. Making time to go outside on a nice day also delivers a huge advantage. One study found that spending 30 minutes outside in good weather not only boosted one’s positive mood but also broadened thinking and improved working memory. Don’t forget to take a break from the screen [...]
Employee Satisfaction Equals Happy Employees
Employee satisfaction has proven to be a significant link to employee happiness. Getting your workforce motivated and happy isn’t easy, but it also doesn’t have to be impossible. Why our programs work We focus on immediate implementation. Our unique framework allows for this in both areas of life: personal and professional. Our plan is designed with seven practical and actionable principles that are proven to enhance an individual’s performance and maximise their potential. Satisfaction and happiness are interconnected Employees that feel satisfied, valued, and happy at work typically outperform those disengaged or disgruntled. Satisfaction yields happiness, which then feeds back into satisfaction. These emotions feed off one another. Satisfaction doesn’t occur without happiness and vice versa. We’re bringing happiness to the workplace. Organisations will find that investing in happiness generates a better outcome for employees and the success of the business. Part of our mission is changing the [...]
Employee Engagement is a Habit Not a Perk!
For many years we’ve been told how vitally important employee engagement is for business productivity and success. Those of us who’ve spent time working for a large corporate have undoubtedly completed the annual engagement survey and all too often seen little or no real change afterwards. This experience is reinforced by the data from the survey companies, which shows very little improvement over the past decade, with less than a quarter (24%) of Australian employees engaged according to Gallup. So why aren’t we seeing improvements despite the many millions spent on these surveys? Two clear reasons the surveys continue are grounded in the research and data from those very surveys, which show a) employee engagement is a critical success factor and b) most employees or not engaged. But why the lack of improvement? From my client conversations and research, I’ve identified two key observations to explain this: The [...]