Short Quiz: What Makes Us Happy at Work?

When it comes to the subject of happiness, I’m a willing listener and life-long learner. That’s because happiness is often very elusive for people, especially when it comes to being happy at their job.

How Happy Are You at Work?

“We all want to be happy on the job, but what does that actually mean? Is it just being satisfied in your job? Does it mean having fun at work? Are we happy when working conditions are good, our days are enjoyable, and our nights are worry-free?

All of these things matter, of course, but there’s more to it. In studying positive psychology as well as consulting to thousands of people around the world, I have discovered that in order to be happy at work we need three things: (1) to feel that we are making a difference; (2) to see the link between our work and our vision for the future; and (3) great relationships.”

More Than Going Through The Motions

Vision Alignment

Corporate culture-building has become an industry. Consultants and testing and new tools have all been designed to uplift and propel the culture to greatness. Go to this link from HubSpot and see how famous companies position their brand and culture in a way that inspires.

Relationships Rule

The other reason we’re here is to learn. Take the test and see what happens…

Annie McKee is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program. She is the author of How to Be Happy at Work and a coauthor of Primal Leadership, Resonant Leadership, and Becoming a Resonant Leader.

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Mavenlink is a transformative software platform for the modern services organization. Learn more at www.mavenlink.com.