Insightful research findings by Teresa Amabile, a professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of “The Progress Principle.”
“True freedom requires that we take part in the market as fully formed agents, with life goals determined not by advertising campaigns but by our own experience of and reflection on the various possibilities of human fulfillment. Such freedom in turn requires a liberating education, one centered not on indoctrination, social conditioning or technical training but on developing persons capable of informed and intelligent commitments to the values that guide their lives.”
Nice definition of Happiness at work: “Happiness at work is about mindfully making the best use of the resources you have to overcome the challenges you face. Actively relishing the highs and managing the lows will help you maximize your performance and achieve your potential. And this not only builds your happiness but also that of others—who will be affected and energized by what you do.” For more, check Wikipedia’s entry here.
“Employee engagement can make a big difference in a company’s survival. In a 2010 study, James K. Harter and colleagues found that lower job satisfaction foreshadowed poorer bottom-line performance. Gallup estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. When people don’t care about their jobs or their employers, they don’t show up consistently, they produce less, or their work quality suffers.” Read more here.
In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, Tropic of Cancer, Miller devised and adhered to a stringent daily routine to propel his writing.
New research has found that bad bosses affect how your whole family relates to one another; your physical health, raising your risk for heart disease; and your morale while in the office.
Here’s the most important job interview question you aren’t asking.
“Are you happy?”
People will tell you that’s stupid, that’s crazy, that’s naive. That work isn’t about happiness, that any potential hirer will think you’re a fruitcake for asking such a drippy question, that whatever the answer is won’t tell you anything.
Instead, it will tell you everything. Read the full article on Forbes.com to find out why.