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Employee motivation and happiness webinar 9 16 13

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Employee Motivation and Happiness Webinar presented by Pursuit-of-Happiness.org. How do you help employees be happier and motivated so they will be more productive and stay with you longer.

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Employee motivation and happiness webinar 9 16 13

  1. 1. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net Welcome to the Employee Motivation and Happiness Webinar (you will need a pen and paper for 4 activities during the webinar) What makes your employees happy? Type your answers in the comments box.
  2. 2. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net Employee Motivation and Happiness October 23, 2013 Presenter: Ray White Director of Workplace Programs RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  3. 3. Defining Happiness 1. Happiness does not equal employees skipping around the office and smiling all the time. 2. Happiness is about employees wanting to get out of bed and come to work everyday. 3. Happiness is about employees being engaged and productive. 4. Happiness includes challenges as well as successes. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  4. 4. Why is Happiness Important?  “Your happiest employees are 47% more productive than their least happy colleagues.” Jessica Pryce-Jones  “We’ve been able to conclusively link employee satisfaction and engagement to customer satisfaction and business performance.” Wiley and Kowske  “Studies …have shown a clear relationship between high levels of employee engagement and improved financial and operational results.” Towers and Watson  “…we have proven that engaged organizations have 3.9 times the earnings per share (EPS) growth rate compared to organizations with lower engagement in their same industry.” Gallup Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  5. 5. Keys to Employee Motivation and Happiness Remember Pam C. P – Purpose A – Autonomy M – Mastery and C – Connection Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  6. 6. Purpose - connecting today with something in the future.  “Human beings want meaning and purpose in life. The Meaningful Life consists in belonging to and serving something that you believe is bigger than the self .” Martin Seligman  In research led by Frankl - “having a purpose or meaning in life” was chosen by more than 80% of respondents while money was chosen by around 16%.  Sisyphus Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  7. 7. Purpose - connecting today with something in the future. What Steps Should I Take 1. Identify the company’s purpose. Give them a “Why” 2. Tell them how they contribute to that purpose 3. Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  8. 8. Purpose - connecting today with something in the future. Activity: Write down the purpose of your company, your team, or one of your employees. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  9. 9. Autonomy - “… the feeling that your life, its activities and habits, are self-chosen and self-endorsed“ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  “Having a strong sense of controlling one’s life is a more dependable predictor of positive feelings of well-being than any of the objective conditions of life we have considered…” Angus Campbell.  Boer and Fischer found that autonomy is a better predictor of happiness than money. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  10. 10. Autonomy - the feeling that your life, its activities and habits, are self-chosen and self-endorsed“ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology What Steps Should I Take 1. Constantly ask yourself – “What decisions can they make?” 2. Tell them What and Why – let them decide how. 3. Create Performance Benchmarks Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  11. 11. Autonomy - the feeling that your life, its activities and habits, are self-chosen and self-endorsed“ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Activity: Write down three areas where you can give your team more autonomy. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  12. 12. Mastery - Learn, progress and constantly improve  Top 2 items participants wanted in an ideal job 1. Progress in their Careers 2. Be good at their jobs Based on data from iOpener  Wiley and Kowske found that 79% of employees who didn’t think they could reach their career goals at their current company were considering leaving. “The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  13. 13. Mastery - Learn, progress and constantly improve What Steps Should I Take? 1. Create challenge and opportunity for Flow. 2. Delegate 3. Clarify Learning and Development as well as Career Development opportunities. 4. Hold them accountable Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  14. 14. Mastery - Learn, progress and constantly improve Activity: What kinds of learning opportunities can you create for your team members? Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  15. 15. Connections - Positive relationships and opportunities to connect with peers and supervisors  “Experts at the Gallup Organization suggest that people need to have good friends at work…” Diener  “…social support was the best predictor of happiness during stressful times.” Achor, Stone, Ben-Shahar  “70 years of evidence that our relationships with other people matter, and matter more than anything else in the world.” Vaillant  One of the #1 predictors of job satisfaction, engagement, and retention is your relationship with your direct supervisor. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  16. 16. Connections - Positive relationships and opportunities to connect with peers and supervisors What Steps Should I Take? 1. Facilitate and encourage friendships in the workplace. 2. Celebrate birthdays, work anniversaries, promotions, and babies. 3. Events and Team Competitions 4. Employee-Supervisor Relationships – Respect, Empathy, Gratitude, and Admiration Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  17. 17. Connections - Positive relationships and opportunities to connect with peers and supervisors Activity: List 3 ways you can encourage connections among your team. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  18. 18. Purpose, Autonomy, Mastery, Connections Activity: Give a bonus/budget to someone who exemplifies your company purpose. Ask them to spend it on a charity or their team members. Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  19. 19. Thank You Questions? RayWhite1@Verizon.net Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  20. 20. List of Books to Read 1. Drive - Daniel Pink 2. Happiness - Ed Diener and Robert Diener 3. The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky 4. Flourish - Martin Seligman 5. Happiness at Work - Jessica Pryce-Jones 6. Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 7. Dream Manager – Mathew Kelly Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net
  21. 21. Thank You Please E-Mail questions and comments to: RayWhite1@Verizon.net Pursuit-of-Happiness.org RayWhite1@Verizon.net

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