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The joyologist
“ I’m
passionate
about
positivity
and its
ability to
transform
lives.
“
Objectives
• To highlight the role of happiness@work as a tool of
productivity, success and wellness for organisations and...
The joyologisit
•BCA - HR/IR
•Tutor NZ Commerical
Environment
•Dip Architecture (2 years)
•Recruiter/Career
•EAP
•Dip Coun...
“I love you”
Increasing happiness@work
Winning teams are happy
teams
“You make me sick” “I love you”
Group Discussion:
Happiness and
productivity@work
What is productivity?
What factors increase productivity at
work?
What f...
Productive
Efficient, producing a desired
result, producing abundant, effort,
having a role in producing
something’s final...
Productivity
“Put simply, productivity is a
measure of the relationship
between the output (production) of
goods and servi...
Productivity
“The issue with productivity is
simply how we extract more from
our people, so that we are moving
beyond mere...
“We’re not
a happy lot”
- NZ Management Magazine 2004
•96% of employees would
consider changing jobs if a
better one came ...
unhappiness@work
(S)LACK OF:
• Feedback
• Meaning and purpose
• Challenge
• Flexibility
• Leadership
• Control
• Work-life...
Is workIs work
the solethe sole
culprit?culprit?
Excessive work is often the culprit of lives
less balanced:
• You don’t o...
PASSION
Intensity, fervour, fervidness,
ardour, zeal, vehemence, mania,
fire, emotion, feeling, zest,
enthusiasm, eagernes...
More than 43% of employees are
dissatisfied with current role – TMP
survey
Causes - Under-using skills,
conflicted values ...
• Absenteeism, stress leave
and sick days
• Low morale and co-worker
impact
• Retention issues
• Demotivated and inflexibl...
Consequences of
Ignoring Passion –
Organisations
•Increased personal grievance costs
•Increased use of EAP counselling
•In...
Don’t get mad, get a life!
“People should not put their work
above everything else, but put time
and energy into their fam...
Passion is a cure
 Stress
 Demotivation
 Depression
 Anxiety
 Apathy
 Resentment
 Lack of meaning and
purpose
 Ang...
WINNING TEAMSShare a compelling vision
Focus on the goal
Value diversity
Set clear expectations
Play to each other’s stren...
Increasing happiness@work
1. Create a feedback culture - make sure people know that
they are appreciated everyday. Nip iss...
Increasing happiness@work
4. Create a sense of meaning and purpose - many
employees can't see the point in what they do. N...
Show them you care –
tailor rewards
• How would you
tailor a reward
strategy for
someone with
a…
• A passion for
dressing ...
You will hopefully now have a good understanding of:
How happiness@work impacts enthusiasm and productivity
 Some ideas ...
Summary!
Without passion you
don’t have energy -
without energy you
have nothing!
The
confused
passionless
plight of the
Kiwi
– Gordon McLauchlan,
The Passionless People (1976)
If he feels a passion
comin...
Pest
Controller
“
”
All the rats,
all the maggots,
all the
cockroaches all
over the place.
These are the
things I love
doi...
American
Civil War Buff
“
”
I began to walk
it and in my
head I heard
voices. ‘Steady!
Steady boys!
Dress on the
left. Mov...
I’ve had so many
women say, ‘All you
think about is
music’, when in fact
it’s not all I think
about, I think about
a lot o...
LlamaLady
“
”
You see those big,
black eyes and
those big
eyelashes and they
look right in you
and they look right
into yo...
The Cover Girl
Collector
“I just find Victoria
Principal to be
absolutely the
most beautiful
woman I have
ever seen.
”
The Sex
Therapist
“
”
Women have
seen enough
now and they
know what
they’re entitled
to.
The
Streptococcal
Devotee
“I started collecting
streptococci like
people collect
stamps.
”
Passion is about helping people
fulfill their potential. Everyone has
passion we just have to help them
take it out the dr...
Discussion:
What is passion?
Is it important for organisations? Why?
Should managers be concerned with
people’s passions? ...
exercises
A guidance tool to help individuals discover
greater passion in work/life. It consists of
40 cards divided into 4 key area...
•Help people discover their passion
and passion criteria
•Develop strategies for career
advancement and work/life balance
...
• Look For Passion’s Clues
The Body barometer
• Role models and inspiration
Copy-catting
Bibliotherapy
• Self-discovery
“P...
Summary!
Energetic teams are positive teams - they also:
Share a compelling vision
Focus on the goal
Value diversity
Play ...
Other ResourcesOther Resources
 www.Worklifesolutions.co.nz
 The Passion Pack
 Books & Magazines – Pinnacles Books
 WL...
Increasing happiness@work
There is a close association between
personal charisma and success in life.
Probably 85 percent ...
Frederico Fellini
There is no end.
There is no beginning.
There is only the
infinite passion of life.
“
”
Life is given us as a passion.
The most powerful weapon on
earth is the human soul on fire.
- Field Marshall Ferdinand
Foc...
Donald Trump,
Businessman
Without passion you don’t
have energy.
Without energy you have
nothing.
“
”
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A committment to increasing happiness at work as a tool of productivity, success and wellness is often under-valued by organisations and individuals. These slides help increase awareness of factors contributing to and subtracting from happiness and productivity at work.

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Happiness and productivity at work

  1. 1. The joyologist “ I’m passionate about positivity and its ability to transform lives. “
  2. 2. Objectives • To highlight the role of happiness@work as a tool of productivity, success and wellness for organisations and individuals • To increase awareness of factors contributing to and subtracting from happiness and productivity@work • To build awareness of tools to help you positively influence happiness and productivity
  3. 3. The joyologisit •BCA - HR/IR •Tutor NZ Commerical Environment •Dip Architecture (2 years) •Recruiter/Career •EAP •Dip Counselling •Columnist DomPost •Business owner - holistic
  4. 4. “I love you” Increasing happiness@work Winning teams are happy teams “You make me sick” “I love you”
  5. 5. Group Discussion: Happiness and productivity@work What is productivity? What factors increase productivity at work? What factors decrease it? At managers responsible for the happiness and productivity of staff?
  6. 6. Productive Efficient, producing a desired result, producing abundant, effort, having a role in producing something’s final form, fertile, useful, helpful
  7. 7. Productivity “Put simply, productivity is a measure of the relationship between the output (production) of goods and services, and the resources (inputs) required to produce them.”Peter Townsend, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce (Dominion Post 26/11/2007)
  8. 8. Productivity “The issue with productivity is simply how we extract more from our people, so that we are moving beyond merely scratching the surface - most people only use 15% of their potential.”Peter Townsend, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce (Dominion Post 26/11/2007)
  9. 9. “We’re not a happy lot” - NZ Management Magazine 2004 •96% of employees would consider changing jobs if a better one came up •50% of employees were either unhappy or very unhappy in their work •Only 25% are happy in their work
  10. 10. unhappiness@work (S)LACK OF: • Feedback • Meaning and purpose • Challenge • Flexibility • Leadership • Control • Work-life balance • Communication • Friendships • PASSION! TOO MUCH • Stress • Negativity • Unreasonable expectations • Unresolved conflict • Repetition/boredom • Clutter/visual pollution • Conflict with core values • Inefficiency • Poorly managed change • Micro-management • Ambivalence
  11. 11. Is workIs work the solethe sole culprit?culprit? Excessive work is often the culprit of lives less balanced: • You don’t often hear people say they need to give more time to their work, but often hear people say they wish they had more time with their families, friends or hobbies. The effects of not having an effective balance are serious: • Stress, health-related complaints, depression, lack of enthusiasm and direction are all on the increase in our society • Research is labeling new ‘epidemics’ – such as Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder. This disorder covers every possible gripe people have about their work and workplaces. • The culprit is often not the work but the over focus and over-importance people have placed on it.
  12. 12. PASSION Intensity, fervour, fervidness, ardour, zeal, vehemence, mania, fire, emotion, feeling, zest, enthusiasm, eagerness, preoccupation, excitement, animation, fixation, heart’s desire, fascination, craze, obsession.
  13. 13. More than 43% of employees are dissatisfied with current role – TMP survey Causes - Under-using skills, conflicted values and roles, lack of control Consequences - Depression, apathy, stress, anger, blame, denial, ill- health Consequences of Ignoring Passion - Employees
  14. 14. • Absenteeism, stress leave and sick days • Low morale and co-worker impact • Retention issues • Demotivated and inflexible workforce Consequences of Ignoring Passion – Organisations
  15. 15. Consequences of Ignoring Passion – Organisations •Increased personal grievance costs •Increased use of EAP counselling •Increased recruitment and retraining costs •Lower productivity and performance •Lower levels of customer intimacy
  16. 16. Don’t get mad, get a life! “People should not put their work above everything else, but put time and energy into their families, hobbies, and social activities.’ Professor Linden, on avoiding Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder Some Solutions
  17. 17. Passion is a cure  Stress  Demotivation  Depression  Anxiety  Apathy  Resentment  Lack of meaning and purpose  Anger  Toxic workplaces  Excites the brain and stimulates the body  Increases energy  Greater Resilience  Better work/life balance  More meaning and purpose  Identifying Best Fit Career  Increases happiness and well being  Is infectious
  18. 18. WINNING TEAMSShare a compelling vision Focus on the goal Value diversity Set clear expectations Play to each other’s strengths See failure as growth Share responsibility Recruit for “fit” Value Competence Celebrate success Innovate Take time out to refresh Develop or move on non-performers Gather feedback Recognise and cater to differing needs Have a passion for what they do
  19. 19. Increasing happiness@work 1. Create a feedback culture - make sure people know that they are appreciated everyday. Nip issues in the bud - open, clear, "just-in-time" communication about performance is always appreciated 2. Develop your people - growing people are happy people 3. Proactively resolve work problems, including role conflict, inter-personal conflict and occupational stress, so that job satisfaction and performance is increased. Increasing happiness@work Some Solutions
  20. 20. Increasing happiness@work 4. Create a sense of meaning and purpose - many employees can't see the point in what they do. No wonder they are not engaged. 5. Encourage, recognise and reward work -life balance 6. Walk the talk – live and breathe your values 7. Flex – actively challenge outmoded ways of working 8. Right people-right work – get it right! Increasing happiness@work Some Solutions
  21. 21. Show them you care – tailor rewards • How would you tailor a reward strategy for someone with a… • A passion for dressing up?
  22. 22. You will hopefully now have a good understanding of: How happiness@work impacts enthusiasm and productivity  Some ideas on what cripples happiness@work and what helps it to flourish  Some practical strategies to help increase happiness@work SummarySummary
  23. 23. Summary! Without passion you don’t have energy - without energy you have nothing!
  24. 24. The confused passionless plight of the Kiwi – Gordon McLauchlan, The Passionless People (1976) If he feels a passion coming on, he goes and paints a roof, plants some potatoes, joins another organisation, forms a committee of his own and has a drink or pops a pill “ ”
  25. 25. Pest Controller “ ” All the rats, all the maggots, all the cockroaches all over the place. These are the things I love doing.
  26. 26. American Civil War Buff “ ” I began to walk it and in my head I heard voices. ‘Steady! Steady boys! Dress on the left. Move to the left. Steady!
  27. 27. I’ve had so many women say, ‘All you think about is music’, when in fact it’s not all I think about, I think about a lot of things, but this is what I’m driven by.’ DJ “ ”
  28. 28. LlamaLady “ ” You see those big, black eyes and those big eyelashes and they look right in you and they look right into your soul and they can know whether you’re a good ‘un or a bad ‘un.
  29. 29. The Cover Girl Collector “I just find Victoria Principal to be absolutely the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. ”
  30. 30. The Sex Therapist “ ” Women have seen enough now and they know what they’re entitled to.
  31. 31. The Streptococcal Devotee “I started collecting streptococci like people collect stamps. ”
  32. 32. Passion is about helping people fulfill their potential. Everyone has passion we just have to help them take it out the drawer. Passion is for everyone - HR manager, Tower “ ”
  33. 33. Discussion: What is passion? Is it important for organisations? Why? Should managers be concerned with people’s passions? How? What is Colgate Palmolive passionate about? What helps people to live and work with passion?What prevents it?
  34. 34. exercises
  35. 35. A guidance tool to help individuals discover greater passion in work/life. It consists of 40 cards divided into 4 key areas: • What is passion? Why is it important? • How can you discover your passion? • Career management strategies • Overcoming passion barriers The Passion Pack - purpose
  36. 36. •Help people discover their passion and passion criteria •Develop strategies for career advancement and work/life balance •Help people take greater responsibility for their lives •Maximise wellness and satisfaction in career/life •Raise self-esteem, confidence and energy Passion Pack – aims
  37. 37. • Look For Passion’s Clues The Body barometer • Role models and inspiration Copy-catting Bibliotherapy • Self-discovery “Passion is who you are and who you want to be” – Neale Walshe • Start A Passion Diary • Good Open Questions What Pushes Your Buttons? What interests/fascinates you? Why? • Encourage creativity Brainstorming Job sculpting • Encourage exploration Reality testing and informational interviewing • Get around the barriers Passion Increasing Strategies
  38. 38. Summary! Energetic teams are positive teams - they also: Share a compelling vision Focus on the goal Value diversity Play to each other’s strengths See failure as growth Share responsibility Recruit for “fit” Value Competence Celebrate success Innovate Take time out to refresh Develop or move on non-performers Gather feedback
  39. 39. Other ResourcesOther Resources  www.Worklifesolutions.co.nz  The Passion Pack  Books & Magazines – Pinnacles Books  WLS business & personal consultations  WLS life & career coaching  WLS gift vouchers  Other websites: – www.mindtools.com – www.worklife.govt.nz
  40. 40. Increasing happiness@work There is a close association between personal charisma and success in life. Probably 85 percent of your success and happiness will come from your relationships and interactions with others. The more positively others respond to you, the easier it will be for you to get the things you want. Brian Tracey Increasing happiness@work – the key to charisma “ ”
  41. 41. Frederico Fellini There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. “ ”
  42. 42. Life is given us as a passion. The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. - Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch - Jaques Barzun “ ” “ ”
  43. 43. Donald Trump, Businessman Without passion you don’t have energy. Without energy you have nothing. “ ”

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