13 July What Makes an Employee Happy at Work July 13, 2020By ICI Administrator General 0 What makes an employee happy at work? WHY DOES IT MATTER? Happiness - we all seek it. Yet, it eludes us where needed the most - at workplaces. It is no secret that we will spend majority of our time at our workplaces. Hence, staying happy is critical to our productivity, mental health and job satisfaction. Despite this, we often ponder as to what makes us happy and why we are not happy! McKinsey & Company interviewed Lord Richard Layard, a British labour economist, currently working as programme director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and a preeminent happiness researcher, to unravel the key to happiness. In this interview he shares some surprising results on connecting well-being, mental health, and how employers can play a role in improving their employees' lives at work. What makes an employee happy at work? According to Lord Richard Layard, it’s the same things that make people happy in their lives: a sense of belonging, social connections, and a purpose or meaning. Tera Allas, director of research and economics at the McKinsey Center for Government, asks Lord Layard what role employers can have in improving their workers’ lives in the face of present-day challenges like technological disruption and mental illness. To read the full article and interview here. Related Posts Overcoming Stress – 8 Strategies That Work As leaders we are often the person others are reliant upon and who people come to get answers. That is perfectly fine as we have chosen that line of work, and we are capable leaders, otherwise we wouldn’t be there. There will, however, be occasions when it really gets to us and it becomes a problem when it starts to affect our performance at work, our life away from work and our health. Here we discuss 8 simple strategies to help you reduce stress and operate at 100%. Manners and the Modern Workplace Once upon a time, things were a bit more straight forward when it came to manners and the workplace. The manners that our parents instilled in us prevailed, and we learnt to take our cues at work from the senior and the successful. We learnt about a term called “professionalism”, and generally it was applied and understood by all in a corporate environment. Keeping Fit At Lunch Or After Work We all know the benefits of exercise but struggle to find the time or motivation to fit it around our busy schedule. One way to combat this is to include a session within your work day, either before work, lunchtime or after work. Recruiting work colleagues will add to the enjoyment as well as have non-fitness related benefits when you’re all back in the office. Check out two quick sessions you can add to your schedule TODAY! Developing a Healthy Workplace Culture Since The Institute’s inception, Gladys Woods and Haslin Constructions have been a big supporter of providing continuing professional development in their workplace. Offering a wide range of courses suited to the needs of the people in the organisation and their career progression, hear how the team at Haslin are continuing their development. 5 Reasons To Check What Your Superannuation Is Up To Superannuation - every working Australian has an account but not all understand it. With the government’s recent scheme of early access to superannuation, activity within super accounts have been at all-time high, with 2.6 million Australians withdrawing funds. Micro Credentials for Mid Career Workers The traditional process of professional development and education has changed. In a dynamic world and an ever-changing industry, the need to stay current and informed is key to success. How do experienced managers and leaders continually and consistently remain upskilled, up to date and informed? Comment (0) Comments are closed.