What does happiness have to do with work?
When talking with people I get asked this question often. At first glance, it seems like a logical question, but is it really? I think that depends on how we define happiness. And we have established that happiness is so much more than experiencing pleasure. It entails flourishing, thriving, being fully present in the moment!
That sounds like something we would all like to experience … Especially at work – where we spend the majority of our time.
So how do we resolve this? By changing our thinking!
We are more engaged and productive when we feel like our contributions matter.
So what do you feel like you contribute?
How does it affect your team, the company, the mission?
If you can’t answer these questions, do some talking and find out! Counter to the culture in too many work places, we fine cooperation produces more than competitiveness.
Work (and life) is done better when we work together as a community (what we like to call tribes).
Who is in your work tribe? Your home tribe? How do you know? Think about these things:
What group of people are you working with to accomplish a set of goals?
Who is your cheerleader? Who are you a cheerleader for?
Take some time today to determine who your tribe is. Next we will look at how to determine how well your tribe is currently functioning and then ways to flourish!