[ad_1] Why you should not be happy at work

Mar 20, 2023

Why you should not be happy at work

ET Online

Work and happiness

While there are a lot of efforts and writings about being happy at work, many studies have shown that employees are.

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Are you happy?

According to Gallup statistics, 85% of employees aren’t engaged, few know how to attain happiness.

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But workplace is important

However, the average person spends 90,000 hours at work in his lifetime, so it is important how to feel a bit better, even if you can't attain happiness.

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The catch

According to Harvard Business Review, the magazine wing of Harvard University, there's a catch to being satisfied at work.

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Your goals

If you set happiness as your primary goal at work, you may end up feeling sad. "This is because happiness (like all emotions) is a fleeting state, not a permanent one," the magazine said.

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What to do then?

As per the magazine, an alternative to being happy is to set meaning as your vocational goal. Making your work meaningful boosts productivity, engagement, and performance.

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Meaning at work

Many studies over the years have shown that increased sense of meaningfulness at work had given way to increased job satisfaction.

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Happiness vs meaningfulness

Happiness and meaning may sound similar, but are subtly different. For example, while happiness focuses on the present, meaning takes into consideration the past, present and future.

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