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The Path to Happiness in Business

January 27, 2017
Ashley Prichard


The Path to Happiness in Business

There are entire sections of bookstores related to how people can feel happier.  A quick glance down one aisle and you will see titles like, “The Book of Joy:  Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” or “Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living”.  These all aim to do one thing, unlock how to become happy.  Getting a clear grasp on happiness is particularly of importance to managers and business leaders.  A study by the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick found that workers who are happy are 12% more productive. And when workers aren’t happy, it’s costly, to the tune of $300 billion a year. But what is happiness in the context of business?

Recently founder of the Be Human Project, Eliot Frick, sat down with Happy Melly, a global network or businesses and individuals who offer strategies and advice on how to be happy at work.  He gave a very enlightening definition on what happiness is, to him.

“Happiness is not so much a switch, I mean I suppose that there is an immediacy about happiness, that you can feel happy or be in a state of happiness. I also like to think of it as an overarching sense that you are developing, that you are on a path.”

So, this week, take a break and listen to Happy Melly’s number one downloaded podcast, and hear for yourself how the Be Human Project is creating change in business.  Because this journey of happiness in the work place starts with a more human business.