ROI of happiness Job burnout
Turnover intentions Absenteeism Organizational Citizenship Behavior Job performance Customer service Likability as work partner Group cooperativeness Creative episodes Exploration strivings -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 Lyubormirsky, King and Diener (2005)
As wealth increases, happiness does
not. Easterlin Paradox (1974) GDP per Capita ( Thousands% Survey Responses 80 45 Pretty Happy 40 60 35 of dollars) 30 25 40 Very Happy 20 15 20 10 5 Not Very Happy 0 0 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 Year Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (GDP data) General Social Survey Data from 1972 – 2006. Question : How happy are you? (Very Happy, Pretty Happy, Not Very Happy). N = 1500.
Are we commoditizing happiness?If we
do a, b and c – we’ll be happy.How are we measuring success?By what you have acquired or achieved?How might we rethink happiness?If the goal is not to find happiness.
Drivers of happiness H Feeling
that you are part of something meaningful. Achieved when you feel a part of something bigger than yourself and where the Higher shared goal matters significantly. Purpose Perceiving that you are in control of your future A path, able to work on what you’re good at while learning new skills. Achieved when you feel you have the trust from yourself and others to make Impact Autonomy critical decisions. P Cultivating meaningful relationships. Achieved through shared experiences where collaboration is meaningful, innovative, and fun. People I Having your work touch the lives of others. Achieved when you feel valued and see the concrete, measurable, positive difference that you’re actions have on others as you drive toward excellence.
We think we can attain
happiness.And often ask, how can I get happier?But people don’t know what really makesthem happy (although they think they do).Rather than trying to get happy or behappier, could we rethink happiness?
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