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.
Little did Elise know that her first job, in the facilities department at Ralston Purina, while obtaining her M. Arch at Washington University, in St. Louis would foreshadow where her career would lead. She has always been a strong advocate for providing the best possible spaces for people to work – where aesthetics meet function and drive business success.