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Top 10 Ways To Be Happy At Work


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Top 10 Ways To Be Happy At Work

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