How does happiness impact human resources?
Far more than most have ever imagined.
Do you wish your employees were smarter or more creative?
Do you long for healthier employees who are at work more often?
Is your corporate wellness program accomplishing everything you could hope for?
Do you want health care costs to decline?
Would your life be easier if turnover declined?
Can you imagine a work environment where co-workers get along with one another fairly well?
Do you want your customers to be delighted after encounters with your employees?
Some people are just naturally energizing to be around. Happy employees are likely to be that way.
Happiness is the answer!
Scientists have been studying happiness and found that happiness contributes to success rather than being caused by success.
The same individual is smarter, healthier, more creative, more resilient, and has higher emotional intelligence when he or she is happy than when unhappy.
Scientists have also shown that happiness can be learned through development of new skills.
The benefits of happiness are too great to list here. Here are some results of increased happiness:
- Happy sales people do much better than even more qualified but pessimistic sales people in sales and their turnover is lower.
- One company experienced a 1.5 day per month per employee reduction in absenteeism with 1,000 employees (18000 days a year equivalent).
- Being happy vs. unhappy contributes more to longevity than smoking status!
- Intelligence (IQ), creativity, emotional intelligence (EQ), and resilience all increase in tandem with increased happiness.
- Even when they become sick, happy people recover faster and do not experience as many symptoms as an unhappier person with the same illness.
- Even as happy people live longer, the debilitating diseases that disable arrive far closer to the time of death, thus alleviating years of dependency.
- The higher level of emotional intelligence means less time dealing with petty grievances that steal valuable time.
- Happy people see solutions more than problems.
- All relationships tend to improve with increased happiness, so the impact at work from turmoil at home lessens.
- Happiness has positive impacts on heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression, colds, flu, and many more common ailments.
Imagine working in an environment where employees have learned happiness skills. How difficult would it be to leave such an environment for one where that training had not been provided?
When you interview someone do you consider whether the person contributes to your energy (raising you up) or is an energy drag? It matters. The energy they bring to the interview is much like the energy they will bring to their job. It matters.
We need many things to make our company one of the leaders that comes out of the decline in a great position to thrive.
We need intelligent leaders with creative solutions and high levels of emotional intelligence.
We need to retain our key employees. Turnover is one of the biggest risks during recovery.
We need competitive edges. Happiness is a huge competitive edge and it increases the chances of developing other creative and inspired competitive edges.
Is it time to lift your company out of the doldrums?
Get Happiness 1st Institute to help you capture these benefits of happiness.