Office culture is a hot topic these days. Creating environments that promote and support employees, work place teams and manager-employee happiness has instigated the creation of work place happiness apps. These apps try to measure the happiness ‘pulse’ of employees through a serious of timed requests and employee input….some actually measure moods of employees. But I have not seen an actual app that works to increase employee happiness by prompted actions to increase happiness. The app developers who tested the results of their app have said that the apps work toward increasing happiness, not just surveying employees over all moods, when an employee is appointed as a wellbeing officer, or happiness manager..some responsible to execute activities and strategies to increase employee happiness.
We give big points to the innovators who are trying to measure happiness (that is not an easy task) but are scratching our heads over the lack of employee resources on the apps. Instead of just measuring happiness, empower to increase their happiness. Unless a CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) is appointed, employees are left with little resources to create positive change in the work place….interesting. They are just left clicking happy faces on an app, or in some cases sad faces to show their managers that indeed they are not the happiest they can be.
Well, we have the solution. These 10 easy ways to give at the office, and we don’t mean financially, will increase and empower employees to create positive change within themselves and their office.
No app needed, no Chief Happiness Officer required, no Well Being Manager needs to be added to the payroll. You just need to do one simple give, every day, at the office. Once you start one give, watch others follow suit. Taking 5 minutes out of your lunch time, from your break, or when you arrive first thing in the morning, can shift the mood and happiness of you and your employees. Now imagine what would happen if all employees did this, every day. The happiness would be spreading exponentially throughout the office, in your workspace and to your customers.
If you are asked to participate in a Happiness App at work, go for it, but more importantly, you..need…to…empower….yourself…first…Give every day, without anyone asking.
Use this happiness strategy to change your work culture and yourself, one give, one day at a time.
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