Shawn Achor: my hero and role model!

If you have not watched the Ted Talk from 2011 from Shawn Achor yet, spend the 12 minutes to tune in and check it out as soon as possible:

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Beyond funny and entertaining, he so clearly demonstrates why the “the happiness advantage, which is your brain in positive, performs significantly better than when in negative, neutral or stressed.”  What is a significantly better?  There are many benefits, but the big ones are:

  • 31% better performance
  • 37% better at sales
  • 19% better doctor diagnosis

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How do we get our brain in positive?  Showing gratitude, meditation, acts of kindness, exercise and journaling about all this good stuff with discipline for at least 21 days.  These rock solid recommendations have proven to help across studies conducted since 2000.

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Happywork Starts!

Happywork synonyms may well include: aspiration, engagement, collaboration, creativity, flexibility, agility, energy, persistence, resilience, breakthrough, innovation, achievement, esteem and celebration.  Making things better just feels good.  Making things better is also a large part of bottom line results.  While some approaches to organizational success might focus in other areas, nothing can beat happywork.  It becomes bedrock in the culture.  You can see success about 10 minutes after you engage.  People look you in the eye, smile warmly, and say hello.  That’s one way you know you have happywork.  This type of happywork culture is very strongly linked to bottom line results – such as 30% higher productivity, 54% better staff retention, and 3X more creativity and innovation.

So, how do you get happywork or what if you are doing OK but want more?  Contact us!