Happiness at Work Versie 07


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  • Happiness at Work Versie 07

    1. 1. November 5th, 2008 [email_address] Evidence Based Interventions
    2. 2. Introduction Onno Hamburger, happiness coach Psychologist, senior trainer and happiness coach at Van Harte & Lingsma Developer of Happiness@work trainingprograms, coaching & workshops Founding father of www.geluk.startpagina.nl , & the weblog about happiness in the workplace www.gelukkigwerken.nl
    3. 3. Introduction Hein Zegers, happiness researcher University of Leuven Belgium ENPP Representative Researcher on evidence based happiness interventions www.evidencebasedhappiness.com , Researcher on employee well-being at www.iswlimits.be Worldwide qualitative researcher on happiness
    4. 4. What is happiness@work?
    5. 5. Meaning Satisfaction Pleasure HAPPINESS @work
    6. 6. Why Happiness@Work?
    7. 7. <ul><li>Happy employees are: </li></ul><ul><li>More productive </li></ul><ul><li>More creative & innovative </li></ul><ul><li>More flexible & open to change </li></ul><ul><li>More involved & loyal </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier (less on sick leave) </li></ul><ul><li>More profitable </li></ul>
    8. 8. What makes people happy in their job?
    9. 9. Factors people say makes them happier at the workplace <ul><li>In rank order of importance: </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly, supportive colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyable work </li></ul><ul><li>Good boss or line manager </li></ul><ul><li>Good balance Work/Life </li></ul><ul><li>Varied work </li></ul><ul><li>Belief that they’re doing something worthwile </li></ul>Research by Chiumento, January 2007
    10. 10. What is happiness determined by? Sonja Lyubomirsky
    11. 11. How can we influence those 40%? Science:
    12. 12. The science of Happiness@work Descriptive vs. Experimental research:
    13. 13. Experimental Happiness Research Happiness interventions:
    14. 14. A new world We know there’s a lot we don’t know
    15. 15. What we do know: Evidence Based Interventions RET/ CBT/… Physical movement Strengthen optimism Gratitude Random Acts of kindness Forgiveness Developing & using strengths Flow/ goal setting Mission/ Vision/Visualisations Mindfulness Heart Math
    16. 16. What do we need? More …… & and more …
    17. 17. Mindhabits <ul><li>Filmpje Paul Potts </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Filmpje Paul Potts </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>Filmpje Paul Potts </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Filmpje Paul Potts </li></ul>
    21. 21. “ Reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels by 17 percent in people who played the game five minutes a day. ” October 2007, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
    22. 23. How do you get happier? Positive thinking / Realistic thinking Neo-cortex Emotional Brain Brainstem
    23. 24. Few neural pathways from the outer to the inner layers This makes cognitive psychological interventions less effective Source: Ledoux (2003).
    24. 25. Many neural pathways from the inner to the outer layers
    25. 26. Direct influence emotional brain & brainstem Neocortex Emotional brain Positive feeling Brainstem Adapt way of breathing Source: www.heartmath.org
    26. 27. HeartMath
    27. 28. Coherence is not correlated to heart rate
    28. 29. Summary <ul><li>Happiness@work is important for both employees and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness@work is common sense but not common practice </li></ul><ul><li>Different happiness@work interventions are available (see also hand-out) </li></ul><ul><li>More research and open mindedness is needed </li></ul>
    29. 30. Sources <ul><li>www.h-l.nl/happiness </li></ul><ul><li>www.gelukkigwerken.nl </li></ul><ul><li>www.thoughtsonhappiness.nl </li></ul><ul><li>www.positivesharing.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.greatplacetowork.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.heartmathbenelux.com </li></ul><ul><li>Randstad research into happiness@work: onderzoek geluk </li></ul><ul><li>What is cortisol? Backgrounds Cortisol </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Satisfaction is not enough </li></ul>