Happiness Happens at Impact
In 1998 Pamela Gail Johnson founded the Secret Society of Happy People, now known as the Society of Happy People (SOHP), with the aim of encouraging more conversations about happy moments. They celebrate happiness and help people find ways to practice happiness. As the society grew, 8th August was dedicated as Admit It You’re Happy Day, (now Happiness Happens Day) and later the whole of August was declared Happiness Happens Month.
Work takes up a large proportion of our lives and SOHP take this into account as they try to make workplaces and employees happy across the globe through their work. This got me thinking about why I’m happy at work and what my colleagues thought, so I asked them and created this infographic to share our happiness with the world.
As you can see, I discovered many different reasons why staff here are happy in their job. Some are more material than others, for example free drinks on a Friday, but the emotional and psychological reasons, such as getting positive feedback, lots of daylight and making people happy, are obviously important aspects of ones happiness.
Other reasons to consider, such as having the right tools and up-to-date software to do your job, can be taken for granted but it’s worth asking yourself, as an employer, are you providing these essential building blocks of happiness for your staff?
Overall, the results have made me even happier knowing my colleagues can come up with so many reasons why they are happy at work. Has it also made you wonder if there is more you could be doing to retain or attract staff?