Last night I attended the South East CIPD event and the guest speaker was Dr Mark Rowe. http://doctormarkrowe.com/
Mark gave a very enlightening talk on the importance of “Happiness” and how your emotional well-being can have a positive or negative impact on your life both at home and at work.
Stress, anxiety and sleep problems are signs that all is not well. Naturally, such issues can easily extend into the workplace and mean that many working days are lost every year. Symptoms such as poor concentration, low motivation and tiredness are often causes of reduced productivity and sickness absence. The cost to organisations is substantial.
Aside from the cost, there is a statutory duty under law in the Health and Safety at Work Act (2007) which legislates that employers must ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the health and safety of employees.
I was at a previous event where Dr. Rowe gave out a little handout. This has pride of place on my fridge, so that I can remind myself of the enlightened words of Mark. I trust Mark will not mind me sharing it. It is called a Prescription for Happiness:
- Express gratitude regularly
- Set and work towards goals
- Cultivate optimism
- Be more kind
- Become more self-aware
- Savour more
- Create flow experiences
- Nurture your relationships
- Exercise the greatest pill of all
- Value your time
- Laughter- take daily
- Choose happiness
You might like to share this with your employees and hopefully in working together you will have a happier, more productive team!!
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