The latest inspiration to spring from that core value is a “Happiness Journal” program. Ruby Receptionists reports that the program boosted employee happiness and had a positive impact on bottom-line results. Specifically, before the six-week program began, Ruby had a service record of one error reported per 1,000 calls. After the program, Ruby reduced inaccuracies to 1-per-2,500 calls – a 60% improvement in accuracy.
Finally, someone's counting.
“Having ‘Foster Happiness’ as one of our core values might strike some people as unconventional or maybe even frivolous, but our commitment to happiness has generated serious business results in terms of employee accuracy and productivity,” says Jill Nelson, founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists.
Ruby Receptionists wasn’t just trying to be fun and creative when it launched the Happiness Journal program. It’s actually based on research. Ruby created the program in line with Shawn Achor’s work as a positive psychology researcher at Harvard University and from his book, “The Happiness Advantage.”
"For the second time in three years, Google ranks as the happiest place to work, a new study finds."
CareerBliss compiled its rankings by getting employee evaluations on 10 key factors that affect happiness: work/life balance, one's relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture, company reputation, daily tasks, and job control over the work performed on a daily basis. The data were then compared from last year's to determine the companies with the greatest gains in employee happiness.
These rankings are suspect. CareerBliss uses the study to lure people to its recruiting site. They don't report same size.
Some of the variables are suspect, too. Compensation is not a determinant of happiness once you're over the $75K/year threshhold.
My goal as a curator of knowledge and news about happiness and well-being is to provide more signal/less noise. Discrimination can be tough; barriers to entry to writing about happiness are nil. Lots of promoters have their 5 Rules or 10 Maxims or some other magic formula.
My focus is Well-being in Business. This article offers a dozen pieces of sound advice.
Winning the lottery will not make you happier in the long run; paralysis won't make you less happy. It's not what happens that matters, it's how you think about it.
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Clayton Christsen gots for long term satisfaction instead of magic formulas.
Evaluating a person’s well-being using financial and material measures might be expected from a professor at Harvard Business School. After all, isn’t it true that businessmen must be hard-nosed analysts concerned with profits and the bottom line?
When I look out 10 years, I see businesses prospering by treating people like people.
Trusting people changes EVERYTHING.
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This topic began with an exploration of well-being and happiness as I learned about them. My particular interest has been well-being in the workplace. Increasing it is both humane and, I'm convinced, profitable.
This material will remain underfoot, deeper and deeper down in the archives.
You really can get by with a little help from your friends.
You really can get by with a little help from your friends. A new study of 6,500 Britons found that at age 50, having regular interactions with a wide circle of friends has a significant impact on psychological well-being, and is especially important to the happiness of women.
I'm discovering that there are two different approaches to happiness research and reporting. There's a school that addresses individual happiness. "Do you have love in your life?"
Another genre looks at aggregate happiness. Some deal with happiness in companies; others tackle the Gross National Happiness of an entire country. The UK, the US, and many others are delving into this right now.
Neither approach tells the whole story: it takes both. There is a lot more reserach on how the individual can be made happy. Lots of the nation-level research devolves into statistics.
Jay Cross, one of my favorite learning experts, announced on his blog last week that he has a "new muse": For the better part of forty years, my work has focused on adult learning. I’ve strived to make learning at...
Variety and appreciation help alleviate habituation to things that make you happy.
I was going to post on something like this today but I'll just leave a reminder to do so here. 2011 was a very active, fun-filled year for me. I didn't want to let go of memories of the Orient Express, the fancy hotel in Florence, wandering around in Paris, visiting Chicago, Big Sur, the Pebble Beach Concourse, Venice, MOMA, Krakow, Palm Springs, Overlap, my N-guage model train, the Picasso show in Seattle, outrageously good meals, and much more. So I tagged 100 memorable photos on Flickr and downloaded them to an iFrame in my office. I smile as I walk buy and see another great experience popping up.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) No matter how miserable you are feeling at the moment, if you look back, there have surely been events in your life that have made you happy. Maybe the time you bought your first car, or the time you received that long-desired...
The 24 character strengths are divided into temperance strengths, defined as the ability to control one’s behavior and attain goals (e.g. prudence, perseverance), intellectual or cognitive strengths that are related to an interest and enthusiasm for learning (e.g. curiosity, open-mindedness), transcendence strengths that are future and other-oriented (e.g. hope, love), and other-directed strengths which primarily foster good relationships within a community (e.g. kindness, teamwork).
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