The Latest Workplace Theme is Happiness!

Our weekly roundup of happy workplace news from around the web

With the last long weekend of the summer season behind us, and the kids back to school, we decided to take a look at work place design from the viewpoint of what it means to be happy at the office. This is a hot topic that is getting coverage not only in the design media but in business and HR publications as well.
What makes  you happy at work? How does that inform work place design? Throughout the month of September we will be exploring this topic.  We want to investigate how our workspaces contributes to happiness at work. Today’s round up articles provide some interesting background information on why happiness at work  is important for those of us that provide work space to understand.
  • Our favorite infographic comes from happify.com and can be found here. Think you know the three most reportedly satisfying jobs? What you should always have on your desk? How often you should eat lunch with co-workers? The number exercise for dealing with workplace stress?
  • A recent Bloomberg study finds that people start hating their jobs at the ripe old age of 35! Is this true?
  • Leading psychologist on the topic and author of The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Anchor, provides thoughtful insights on HBR’s happiness piece here AND happens to have one of the most watched TEDx videos on The Happy Secret to Better Work.

Speaking of authors, we invite you to share your tips, tricks and habits that make you happier at work. Simply comment on this article or post a message / like one of our posts on Work Design’s FB, Instagram or LinkedIn platforms and we’ll select two readers at random to receive a complimentary copy of Shawn Anchor’s The Happiness Advantage or Alexander Kjerulf’s Happy Hour is 9 to 5: How to Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work.

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