Happiness in the Workplace: Did you know 75% of your job success depends on how happy you are at work?
The Happiness Factor
If you are happy at work, you will begin to notice an increase in the following areas,
- Life expectancy
Shawn Achor, a Harvard business professor agrees with me!
Are you happy at work?
Have you exhausted all areas of support to assist with your happiness? Is nothing changing? Do you need to change?
I would highly recommend some self-assessment. Before you panic and start applying for any job especially similar to the one you are doing, please find out the following:
- What interests you?
- What are your key skills?
- Identify your natural qualities?
- What are your core values?
- Have you completed a personality test?
- Have you completed a career assessment?
- Seek feedback in relation to your strengths from trusted colleagues, friends and family.
The Bottom Line
Become self-aware and know what strengths you have, know your values, know your priorities. Once you know this, ask yourself if you can align your learnings with your current role.
Can you approach your manager at work with options that can improve your productivity which will be a result of you suggesting ways to improve your happiness? Maybe you will learn from your self- assessment the job is not right for you or the culture is not right for you, maybe you need to move to a different department, maybe you need to move companies. Whatever you learn will be worth the time as you will have the information you need to make better decisions on the future of your happiness at work.
We work most of our lives, we deserve to be happy, you deserve to be happy no matter what level you work at. Life is too short not to be happy.
Finally, I would like to finish with a quote from Steve Jobs ‘if you don’t love it, you’re going to fail!’, therefore strive to be happy at work 😉.