Satisfaction and engagement have been workplace buzz words for a long time. Many companies conduct surveys to measure these. It’s often wondered how meaningful it all is. Lead with happiness for success.
Creating a culture of happiness is the goal for leaders. Why? Happiness goes hand-in-hand with engagement that gets to the core of productivity and creativity. Lead with happiness for success.
Having a culture of happiness doesn’t mean it is all fun and games at work. There will be stressful times. Actually what makes employees happy is working on important projects that have serious consequences. What? That seems contradictory!
Once you understand the psychology behind that, it makes perfect sense. It’s similar when you challenge yourself to achieve goals in a sport or hobby. The process is stressful, but you’re very happy when you reach your goals.
When you have a culture of happiness, there’s a significant increase in quality and productivity, retention and bottom line results. Who doesn’t want to work with joyful people? Use these tips to lead with happiness.
Lead with happiness for success.
Focus on bigger goals. Explain to employees why their work is important and how it contributes to the desired outcome. Paint a verbal picture of your vision for the end result.
Provide autonomy. Don’t micro-manage your team. Step aside once they know the desired outcome and let them use their skills and creativity to get there. Trust them and verify their progress.
Run the experiment. Try an idea before rejecting it. It may not always work, but you won’t know if you don’t try. Make adjustments based on what the actual results are from your experiment. Run the experiment again.
Score small wins. Celebrate accomplishments along the way. Recognize employees when they’re successful. This will keep the momentum and enthusiasm for achieving the big goals.
Every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
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