3 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace Happier While Increasing ProductivityNone By Woody Rini
All of us want our workplace to be one of both success and joy. We dream of the perfect job at a cutting-edge company with great pay, and great people to boot. We want to feel fully engaged in our work—to be challenged and, at the same time, intimately connected to our peers. Unfortunately, many of us feel overwhelmed when trying to create that dream scenario—partially because we don’t know where to start.
Today I want to share with you 3 ways you can improve your workplace right now, as a volunteer. By leveraging these tips, you can become a happiness superconductor who lifts both the morale and the performance of your entire team.
First, I want to convince you that your actions at work do have a significant impact on many others. In his book The Happiness Advantage, positive psychology expert Shawn Achor asserts that each of us actually has a “ripple effect,” and that our emotions affect people up to 3 degrees away from ourselves. That means your emotions and actions don’t just affect your coworkers—they affect the friends of your coworkers, and even the children of those friends!
Keeping in mind the incredible impact we could have, a coworker and I requested and received sponsorship to run a “Happiness Advantage” program at our workplace. Here are 3 experiments we conducted, and the amazing results.
Happiness Experiment #1: Encourage Gratitude with a Thank-You Box
The first experiment we ran allowed employees to express gratitude—a practice with many benef