Where you work can greatly influence how happy you are both in your professional and your personal life.
Cezanne HR recently conducted a study which looks into why it works to be happy at work. While happiness is different to everyone there are a few things which are generally considered to make people happy.
A few of the facts which were discovered about happy workers. For example, when an employee considers their job role as a career rather than just as a job they are often found to be 20% more satisfied in a general sense. When it comes to women the study showed that 80% of women make being happy a priority at work. Furthermore 57% of people all generally agreed that they find work much more enjoyable when working with close friends in the workplace.
Some facts which were discovered about unhappy workers provided some interesting insights. Like the number one cause of employee’s unhappiness stemmed from bad bosses. It also showed that a quarter of employees are distinctly unhappy while at work. While a quarter of employees sounds like a lot of people who are unhappy at work there are a few ways which this can be overcome and increase motivation and productivity.
So, you may now be wondering how to increase your overall happiness at work. Well here are a few quick tips on how to make yourself happy. Change your attitude. While this is always easier said than done, studies have proven that going into work with a positive attitude will help to encourage you to perform better.
Another way in which you can improve your happiness would be to set yourself goals. Setting goals is a great way to improve productivity as well as structure your day so you don’t get lost with what to do. Finally, don’t stress about the smaller things. In life, there are often situations which are completely out of our control. Instead of overthinking things which you have no control over focus mostly on what you can do to overcome these issues and sometimes if all else fails turn a blind eye.
If you are an employer there are some things you can do to improve the overall positivity in your employees. This study showed that generosity, freedom and trust are considered the top points that will make people happy at work.
To find out more facts about happy employees check out this infographic brought to you by Cezanne HR software.