Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Top 10 Ways To Be Happy At Work
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Top 10 Ways To Be Happy At Work

2,120
views

Published on


0 Comments
4 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,120
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
157
Comments
0
Likes
4
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work By Susan M. Heathfield Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 2. Choose to Be Happy at Work
    • Happiness is largely a choice
    • Think Positively about your work
    • Dwell on aspects of your work you like
    • Avoid negative people and gossip
    • Spend time with coworkers you like
    • Choices at work largely define your experience
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 3. Do Something You Love Every Single Day
    • Take a look at your skills and interests
      • Find something that you enjoy doing
      • Make your current job work
    • Maybe decide it’s time to change jobs
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 4. Take Charge of Your Own Professional and Personal Development
    • Ask for specific and meaningful help from your boss
    • March to the music of your personally developed plan and goals
    • You have the most to gain from growing – and the most to lose, if you stand still
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 5. Take Responsibility for Knowing What is Happening at Work
    • Seek out the information you need to work effectively
    • Develop an information network and use it
    • Request meetings with your boss and ask questions to learn
    • You are in charge of the information you receive
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 6. Frequently Ask for Feedback
    • Feel positively about your performance
    • Think about improving and making a sincere contribution, then ask for feedback
    • Talk to customers, their feedback is affirming
    • You are responsible for your own development
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 7. Make Only Commitments You Can Keep
    • Create a system of organization and planning
    • Assess your ability to complete a request commitment
    • Don’t volunteer if you don’t have the time
    • Workload exceeding available time, make a comprehensive plan to ask the boss for help and resources
    • Don’t wallow in a swamp of unkept promises
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 8. Avoid Negativity
    • Choose to be happy at work
      • Avoid negative conversations
      • Avoid gossip
      • Avoid unhappy people as much as possible
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 9. Practice Professional Courage
    • Conflict is likely thought of as
      • Scary
      • Harmful
      • Hurtful
      • Done well, conflict can also help accomplish your work mission and personal vision
      • Conflict can help you serve customers and create successful products
      • Happy people accomplish their purpose for working
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 10. Make Friends
    • Liking and enjoying your coworkers are hallmarks of a positive, happy work experience
    • Take time to get to know coworkers
    • You might actually like and enjoy them
    • Your network provides support, resources, sharing, and caring
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work
  • 11. If All Else Fails, Job Searching Will Make You Smile
    • If all of these ideas aren’t making you happy at work it’s time to reevaluate
      • Your employer
      • Your job
      • Your entire career
    • Don’t spend your life doing work you dislike
    • Secretly smile while you spend non-work time job searching
    Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work

×