Workplace happiness delivers positive benefits for the individual, their team and the organization itself. Being happier is tied to –
- Better health and well-being
- Increased creativity and problem solving
- Being perceived as more likable
- Faster career advancement
More specifically, within the workplace, employees who are happier at work –
- Are more committed and driven to work, and more willing to go the extra mile
- See the bigger picture, especially when times are rough
- Demonstrate trust, loyalty, and a willingness to support each other
Research has confirmed that happy teams are high performing, motivated and engaged. Such teams are resilient and are able to constructively resolve conflict. They also deliver creative solutions to problems.
Understanding the core dimensions of work happiness
The dimensions that contribute to work happiness are aligned with the mechanisms that empower a team to perform their jobs well. Those dimensions also drive them to do better.
Research has confirmed that members of happy teams understand what they need to do, know how to do it, and are resourced to do so. They feel what they deliver has value, and that their team supports them and their growth.
This health check surfaces the degree to which each team member feels happy. A team leader can then see how happy the group feels and talk through what that means for the team.