Research has also uncovered a link between happiness and another measure of heart health: heart rate variability, which refers to the time interval between heartbeats and is associated with risk for various diseases. In a 2008 study, researchers monitored 76 patients suspected to have coronary artery disease. Was happiness linked to healthier hearts even among people who might have heart problems? It seemed so: The participants who rated themselves as happiest on the day their hearts were tested had a healt
In most corporate settings, compassion, mindfulness, and the obtainment of happiness have become catch-phrases and tools to make more money, increase productivity, or pursue any number of short-sighted goals. And while it may be true that short-term, self-driven goals may be obtained while misusing the practice of mindfulness and compassion, Matthieu teaches us that only through altruism can we obtain true happiness for ourselves and for others.
All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks, such as on-site food, daycare, or gyms. Others are offering bigger bonuses or flexible schedules.
Research-based ways to make your employees happier.
Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce, yet data shows they are dissatisfied. Why? Find out what senior leaders can do to foster a happy and productive work environment for millennials.
Millennials are being overt about their needs, it is up to organizations to heed their call and execute accordingly. As I pointed out above, the two most influential factors on millennial happiness at work are work/life balance and positive recognition. These two things can only be achieved through a data-driven strategy fed directly through employee feedback. Organizations’ will never know what they want and they won’t be able to congratulate them for work well done without them.
“Studies show that there is a direct correlation between being physically relaxed and motor skill acuity, task completion, team interaction, idea generation, creativity and the list goes on and on. You don’t have to look much further than a high school basketball coach who reminds his players to ‘have fun out there, guys!’ If they’re tense and nervous, they simply won’t be at their best. It’s usually the team who ‘has nothing to lose’ that ends up shooting the lights out from all over the floor, while the top-ranked Bulldogs, for example, feel the pressure of all the expectations and suddenly forget how to make a simple layup or pass the ball out of bounds,” …
A new survey from Payscale and branding expert Dan Schawbel offers insights into what managers can do to retain Gen Y employees.
Managers, get ready: By 2030, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.