A healthy and happy workplace is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects influencing a worker’s productivity and creativity. With an average of 90,000 hours spent at work over a lifetime, it’s important to make sure that you find ways to be happy at work, and spread happiness to those around you.
Here are some of the simplest ways to bring happiness to the workplace
It should go without saying that a ‘thank you’ is an easy, simple way to show your gratitude towards your employees and coworkers. Just say ‘thank you’ when you want to show appreciation for something someone did, it could be much more valuable than you may realise!
2. Handwritten notes
If you’ve ever received an unexpected handwritten note, you’ve probably experienced a warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart. This lovely surprise might just be what your coworkers need to make their day better.
3. Value your employers and coworkers’ time outside of work
A simple way to encourage happiness in the workplace is to respect each other’s time outside of work, and give people the ability to create a work-life balance. That means
- No late-night phone calls
- No guilt-tripping or shaming employees into doing more than what is required of them
- Respecting their personal lives and family responsibilities
4. Positive feedback
Too often, we’re quick to give negative feedback when someone does something wrong, or not aligned with our expectations. And sometimes, we can fall short in giving others positive feedback or sufficient compliments. Giving our coworkers and team members encouraging feedback enables them to feel proud and offers acknowledgement of their hard work. This also helps to raise spirits, making them feel more motivated and engaged in their job.
5. Get everyone involved
People like to feel valued and respected. Don’t skip over the shy and quiet colleagues, ask them too! Asking for everyone’s ideas, advice and opinions will help boost confidence, self-esteem and morale in the workplace.
Regardless of how you choose to show gratitude, taking the initiative and courage to express it is always the first part. The second step is to have fun with it, and if you’re looking for more ideas to express gratitude and spread happiness in the workplace, head over to this article.
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