It’s an important role of management to create an environment for happiness of workers since happy workers lead towards productivity and success of company.
However happiness is something different than engagement or satisfaction of people.
Happiness is most commonly defined as a mental state of well-being supported by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from relax contentment to intense enjoyment.
Happiness is a way of being not a destination.
12 Steps to happiness.
Company can provide workers with better environment and circumstances where their happiness level is likely to increase.
Those 12 steps to happiness are as follows
Thank: Feeling of appreciation adds towards happiness of people and keep them motivated.
Give: Occasional gifts to a team member to make them feel happy is a good practice.
Help: A little assistances to a coworker or volunteering by people creates an environment of happiness.
Eat well : Make an arrangement for good healthy food.
Exercise: Keeping employees physically fit by proper health programs can create a way for happiness.
Rest well: Offer employees a place to relax and recharge.
Experience: Let people try and learn new things. Let them be creative.
Hike: Let people get out of routine by outdoor activities.
Meditate: Regular meditation sessions can help create better awareness and inner peace thereby increasing happiness of people.
Socialize: Allow people to socialise by making connections. People feel better when they have a sense of relatedness.
Aim: Motivate people to do something meaningful. Let them contribute towards organisation and support their goals.
Smile: Make an environment for humour and fun activities. It has positive effect on mood of people.
The Happiness Door
The Happiness Door game is a creative way to get feedback of people after workshops or events. Feedback of people is then measured on Happiness index scale.
Happiness door is a feedback wall and a Happiness index in one.
People can provide feedback with the use of smileys or sticky notes on a wall based on their feelings of happiness. Generally the happiness index scale is from 1 to 5.
Happiness door creates fun among people and so better than the traditional written feedback system. It helps to evaluate performance.