Last weekend my wife and I watched the charming comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness. Hector is a not terribly happy psychiatrist who undertakes a global search to uncover what truly makes people happy. Here are a few of the things he discovers along the way, all of which echo findings in numerous studies on happiness. And all of them apply as much to work as they do to life!
Happy Employees are Good for Business (Gee, Who’d Have Guessed?)
A report by Hewitt Associates found that companies with the highest
levels of employee engagement outperformed companies on the total
stock market index and shareholder returns by an average of 19%,
while companies with …