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Top Three Workplace Wellbeing Articles - Week of April 30, 2018

May 04 2018 / by Mari Ryan

news 48268157_m_123rf.jpgEach week I read a number of workplace wellbeing articles from various online resources. Here are my top three picks from this week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

This week's theme is happiness at work. Don't miss my expert interview with Silvia GarciaCEO and Founder of Feel Logic and HappiestPlacestoWork.org.

The Daily Routine backed by Science that will make you a Happier Person by Srinivas Rao (Thrive Global)

This article addresses happiness as a skill that requires continued effort to build and maintain. The author offers his approach to raising his baseline level of happiness by following the recommendations of Shawn Achor's The Happiness Advantage. 

My comments: Skill building requires focused practice yet even small steps taken over time can make a big difference. The author presents the minor changes he made to work and home routines as well as the results he enjoyed. He makes the process approachable.

The Secret to Employee Happiness -- Revealed by Heather R. Huhman  (Entrepreneur)

This article presents happiness as a distinct element of wellness.  The author presents ways employers can enhance the employee experience to improve happiness.  She focuses on the importance of social interactions and communications that connect employees and bring the organizational mission to life. 

My comments:  Connection to a larger purpose and a sense of belonging are vital for employee happiness. These factors are becoming an increasingly more important part of the employee experience. Senior leaders that see this and act on it will enjoy a happier, more engaged workforce.

Four Lessons from the longest-running Study on Happiness by Daryl Chen  (ideas.ted.com)

The author shares four lessons on happiness from the Harvard Study of Adult Development, a study that has tracked the lives of 724 men for 78 years and the topic of a popular TED Talk.  

maintain a happy workforce is moving up as a necessary element for many companies

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/office/happiness-could-be-the-most-important-kpi-when-it-comes-to-the-office-of-the-future-83130?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser
maintain a happy workforce is moving up as a necessary element for many companies

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/office/happiness-could-be-the-most-important-kpi-when-it-comes-to-the-office-of-the-future-83130?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser

My comments: This work is the source of more than 100 published journal articles. It reinforces the importance of close relationships in many different forms as integral to happiness. To me it reinforces the need to continue to find ways for employees to interact and bond at work. 

Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWP is a workplace wellbeing strategist, professional speaker and consultant. For more information visit www.advwellness.com. Visit our YouTube channel Follow on Twitter @advwellness_us

 

Topics: Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, improving employee productivity, employee experience, worksite well-being, productivity, employee engagement, connection at work, social connections, friendships at work, workplace stress, employee disengagement, happiness, belonging at work

Mari Ryan

Written by Mari Ryan

Mari Ryan is the CEO/founder of AdvancingWellness and is a recognized expert in the field of workplace well-being strategy.