Although education is not officially corporate (yet), I was amazed at how schools violate these rules in terms of their teachers. In many respects, this list articulated why I, and many colleagues, get burned out and frustrated with our positions. I would recommend reading the full article. I would also be up for discussing the article and perhaps coming up with ways to combat them.
- Happy employees don’t stay in one role for too long. Movement and the perception of improvement create satisfaction. Status quo, on the other hand, creates burnout.
- There is a strong correlation between happiness and meaning; having a meaningful impact on the world around you is actually a better predictor of happiness than many other things you think will make you happy.
- A workplace is far likelier to be a happy place when policies are in place to ensure that people regularly get acknowledgement and praise for a job well done.
- Recognize that employees are people first, workers second, and create policies that focus on their well-being as individuals.
- Emphasize work/life integration, not necessarily “balance.”
Is your company a happy company? If so, why?
Fast Company and Workplace Happiness:
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