An important reason to be happier at work

When we work with people who want to be happier at work, we see a variety of motivations for people who want to be happier, and another whole spectrum of motivations for their leaders who want to get them happier.  Here is a short list.

  • People who want to manage their intolerable levels of stress, anxiety, frustration, disconnection
  • People who believe that being happier will make them more productive
  • People who want to be less reactive and distracted by other people and conditions
  • People who want to be happier in all or most areas of their lives

I would suggest another motivation. Becoming happier allows us to show up in conversations with a more connecting sense of presence, generosity, appreciation, humor, storytelling, learning, integrity, initiative and inclusion.