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Happiness in the Workplace Matters

Cartoon illustration of bad coworker situation at work. Woman working hard, professional and effective while male colleague is shouting angry at computer. Poor coping with stress at work.

The following is an excerpt from an article discussing why “Happiness in the Workplace Matters”. Read the excerpt and then follow the link below for the whole article. In my dealings with “unhappy and unengaged” people in the workplace, I find that most of those people don’t believe that they deserve to be happy. This has to change if we want to progress as a society. After all, Americans now work the most hours of any other nation, yet when you add up all the hours we are the least productive.

“Not very many people are truly “emotionally and intellectually committed” to their organizations. Far too many couldn’t care less about what’s happening around them. For them, Wednesday is “hump day” and they’re just working to get to Friday. And then there’s the other end of the bell curve — the nearly one out of five employees is actively disengaged, according to the same Gallup report. These people are sabotaging projects, backstabbing colleagues, and generally wreaking havoc in their workplaces.

Disengaged, unhappy people aren’t any fun to work with, don’t add much value, and impact our organizations (and our economy) in profoundly negative ways. It’s even worse when leaders are disengaged because they infect others with their attitude.”
https://hbr.org/2014/11/being-happy-at-work-matters

About Hashtag1Dad (28 Articles)
First time dad in a second time marriage. I am fulfilled and sometimes nearly broken by, William, my amazing 2 year old son, my pit bill-lab-plot hound mix, June Bug, and my very energetic and clever Blue Heeled pup named Otis. Lucky for me I have a tremendous partner in Ingrid, who always has my back. We are the Salyer’s and this is my guide. Just one dad muddling through. #1Dad

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