That’s it in a nutshell. Happiness, known in academic circles as subjective well-being (SWB), is the key to sustainable competitive advantage across all three sectors and all industries.
Happiness (SWB) is so important that the U.K. has adopted a national measure of subjective well-being to supplement its standard measure of economic progress, gross domestic product. The U.S. is currently in the process of undertaking a similar initiative.
Nelson Hart is pleased to share a free self-assessment with you if you’d like to find out just how happy you are, or aren’t at work.
Over the next several months, we’ll be reporting here on what is working for people at work — capitalizing on what’s going well and sharing insights and best practices so you can do more of that, too. And, we’ll be examining what’s not working so well and offering practical, actionable steps you, your team or your whole organization could take right now to increase happiness at work.
Increasing happiness at work will do two important things. It will increase your positive experience of work and increase your effectiveness at work…a win/win for you and your organization.
If you’d like to know more right away, here are two immediate sources from our recent presentation at the UMD PM Symposium held in early June.