Delivering Happiness at Work

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Happiness on the Field of Life

by delivering happiness on 4.8.13

by Alex Jekowsky Summary:  How can we still find happiness after striking out on life’s curve balls? What can we control? Key Take Aways: Ask yourself what elements of your life you can and cannot control. Physical limitations? Work Life? Work Environment? Health? Mental State? Relationships? Q: How can you become the CHO of your life, your company? A: What […]

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Charity Work and Employee Satisfaction

by jake on 2.18.13

Summary: Paying employees to do charity work in the local community can increase their job satisfaction. Key Take Aways: – Paid volunteer service may be an effective way of increasing employee engagement in the workplace. – Employee engagement is a very important factor in an organization’s success and too many are not engaged. The volunteer […]

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Whining in the Workplace

by jake on 9.25.12

Summary: Whining in the workplace can be damaging to productivity and morale. Key Take Aways: – Whining can create stress in the office which disrupts learning, memory and performance. – There are a number of approaches for managing whiners. About 18% of U.S. employees are unengaged, likely to complain about their employers or negative, indicated […]

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Involve Your People In Recruiting Their Managers

by Henry Stewart on 6.26.12

I’ve written previously that one route to a happier workplace is to enable people to choose who manages them, and change their manager if its not working out. Some organizations find that a bit of a challenge but a good first step is to involve people when managers are recruited. Ella Heeks was Managing Director […]

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Delivering Happiness At Work's James Key Lim, NEF Fellow Nic Marks, and Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh Launches Survey To Measure Happiness At Work

by james on 5.17.12

Last month, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, and Nic Marks, lead author of NEF’s innovative Happy Planet Index, and I launched an exciting new survey that measures happiness at work. If you’re a member of our community, you already know that Tony Hsieh’s best-selling book, Delivering Happiness, inspired the creation of Delivering Happiness, the company. […]

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Putting Strengths Into Practice At Work

by shari on 5.9.12

My last post was on finding out what your people are good at, to help them play to their strengths. So how can you put this idea into practice? Georgie Fienberg is the founder of Afrikids, an inspirational charity working to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children in northern Ghana. Sustainability is key […]

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Getting People To Do What They’re Good At, At Work

by shari on 5.2.12

Are you and your people using your strengths at work? One of the simplest ways to make your people happier, and more productive, is to ensure they spend their time at work doing what they are good at. That may sound obvious but it is surprisingly rare. Based on asking over a million people, Gallup […]

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