We can all do with a little more enthusiasm and happiness. However, both are hard to find in traditional workplaces across the world. But the science is in! There are considerable benefits of living a more animated life at work, and away. It leads to more confidence, higher productivity and better self-worth, making it a win-win situation for the employees and their employers.
Here are a few ways of ensuring happiness at the workplace. Run with these ideas and inject some laughter into your day:
Contrary to popular belief, it is very much possible to be a dedicated, productive employee and be happy and satisfied at the same time.
The secret is maintaining and cultivating a healthy perspective. One stressful situation, bad review or unsatisfactory appraisal should not change the team’s outlook on their professional life. Always keep your happiness and what affects it in perspective. If the stressful situation isn’t having an impact on your happiness quotient… then let it go!
Being creative doesn’t necessarily mean having an artistic ability. It is simply the aptitude of thinking outside the box to come up with innovative solutions and raising questions that encourage problem solving at the workplace. Creativity can take many forms.
Share ideas, endorse healthy competition and collaborate on solutions to contribute positively to the workplace. The happiness will follow naturally.
Encourage employees and team members to take a break from the screen. Arrange corporate yoga lessons or 15 minute walks in or around your office campus. The simple physical activity will do wonders for workplace morale. Quick exercises help team members regroup their abilities and re-focus, ensuring the work gets done quickly and motivation continues to run high.
A good laugh is infectious, helps break tension and solidifies workplace relationships. So don’t be afraid to laugh as long as the time, place and joke are appropriate. Yes, laughing comes with its own set of etiquettes, especially at the workplace. So be cautious that your banter isn’t disturbing anyone who doesn’t want to be part of it.
Be kind, friendly and helpful to others in your office, and the blessings will come back double fold. A lot can be done to make the workplace a happy, lively place. And Steve Gilliland can help! As one of the funniest motivational speakers in the USA, Steve offers expert advice on motivation, inspiration and leadership, among many other topics of corporate interest.