In today’s work environment, where we are constantly reminded that simply having a job at all should be cause for gratitude, the concept of workplace happiness has been quietly making a comeback. It is commonly believed that happy workers are better workers, and that a happy work team has tangible effects on an organization’s bottom line.
While many executives and managers agree on the importance of workplace happiness, the demands of daily productivity can often leave happiness off the agenda. There are certain things an employer can do to help the team raise its happiness level, but no management strategy compares with the individual’s power to take command of his or her own emotional well-being. Below are five tips to help you become happier at work. In what may not be a surprising revelation, many of these steps hold true during off-duty hours as well.