Happiness key to workplace success
THE legendary song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is the perfect anthem for career aspirants seeking success in the workplace.
The song made Bobby McFerrin famous worldwide, but it also sparked a new attitude to life for many Babyboomers striving to enjoy life while carving out a career.
Now the “happiness” message is back with experts claiming it is the key to success in the 21st century.
While many people believe that career success will result in happiness and that having strong ambitions in our careers leads to fulfillment, psychological studies have shown that workers may have this the wrong way around.
Insights from the author of “The Happiness Advantage” Shawn Achor argue that while we may think success will bring us happiness, the lab-verified reality is that happiness brings us more success.
Recruitment expert Ineke McMahon said basing career satisfaction on ambition and status purely for the sake of it might work for some, but it had been proven that happiness in the workplace was a key component to career progression and career longevity.