Happiness at work equals productivity

Happiness at work equals productivity

Have fun at work – it’s productive

By AMANDA MORRALL – The Press | Monday, 15 September 2008

You’d be hard pressed to find a more cynical breed of person than a journalist.

So, to invite one to a workplace motivation seminar pitching a power-of-positive-thinking attitude is to invite trouble.

Surely, creating a healthy workplace environment devoid of the usual toxic traits and personalities has got to be more complicated than simply carting to work a don’t-worry-be-happy attitude.

Not according to American psychologist Stephen Lundin, author of the perennial best-seller Fish! The 67-year-old who ended a decade on the professional development circuit in Christchurch last week claims workplace morale and corporate success will sink or swim on the attitude of employees.

Sounds simple enough, but Lundin says the scarcity of positive work environments and employees packing a good attitude would suggest we humans are not as smart as we think. “It’s simplicity on the other side of complexity,” says Lundin of his ideas on building a better workplace.

Much of what we do here at The Happiness Institute is similar to Lundin’s “Fish Philosophy” so if you’d like to find out more about our happiness at work programs email info@thehappinessinstitute.com

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