Have you ever looked up in the sky and noticed one of the most amazing skills any animal possesses?
You’ve probably seen it at least a few times. Geese flying in a V formation is beautiful thing to watch.
It’s teamwork at it’s best.
You remember fifth grade science or probably looked up in the sky and asking one of your parents why do geese fly in a V?
You probably know the answer, but let me explain something first.
Happiness is an ever allusive feeling. You can’t always be happy, but there are ways to make it happen more often. I’m not talking about just popping in a smooth piece of chocolate. Letting it just melt all over your tongue.
I got a little carried away there.
I’m talking about tools that are proven to bring longer lasting happiness to your company. You might be thinking. There is no way my company would create a happiness plan to make us happier.
I get it. I’ve been there.
This might be true, but if you just give up then are you just throwing in the white towel. Are you resigned to an unhappy workplace? If so then you can click away. You shouldn’t waste your time here any longer.
You should be planning your weekends.
Let’s talk about what tools you have to help you bring more happiness back to your work.
I’m not sure if you noticed a trend in the younger workforce. They are buying less things and spending more money on experiences?
Why is this?
Because experiences make us happier, not new things. Experiences build friendships. It’s these friendships that matter to you, not an extra $2,000 in your paycheck. Very rarely will you look back on your life and appreciate the couch that you bought.
So I’m going to ask you a tough question.
What is your company doing to create more positive experiences for you?
They probably know that if they create positive and even stressful experiences for you it creates memories that endear you and your co-workers to the company. Yes, that means employees stay longer and work harder because of the attachment they feel for the company. It’s up to you if you want to share that information with your boss.
Ok, so they probably should buy you and your team a trip to Bali for a team building getaway, it would be nice, but probably won’t happen. What they might do is thank you for wanting to make the team happier and more productive.
That’s where my new “Work Happy Now Emergency Kit – Break in case of stress overload” comes in handy. Every company deals with stress, but it’s how you deal with it that makes the biggest difference for your employees. It’s in Beta right now, but the feedback so far has been wonderful.
I need a few more leaders who want to bring more fun and happiness to their teams. Are you interested? Click here to get the first 6 modules that can help your manager improve the culture at work and help you to become more engaged.