Does happiness at work matter to you? I guess the answer is yes, it matters. In fact, it should matter a lot, as we spend most of our day working.
Busy investment professionals know that if you are happy at work, chances are you will feel good the whole day. That’s because our thoughts and feelings carry over from home to work to all the activities we do. We can’t just change our feelings the way we can change our clothes.
Work is often more closely associated with pay cheques, stress, and squabbles than with happiness. Some people work because they need to earn a living and do this whether it makes them happy or unhappy. They view work as something that has to be done, one way or the other, and that it is the lucky ones who find happiness at work. So how do the ‘lucky ones’ find that elusive happiness? And how can you find it?
At our upcomingFifth Annual European Investment Conference, we are making an attempt to answer this question for busy investment professionals by addressing this to the Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo inc. Yes, you read that right; he’s the Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo inc. He is Alexander Kjerulf, and our happiness is his business.
Alexander will break down the pursuit of happiness and share his insights, from empirical research to anecdotal evidence, to tell us his answers to the following:
- What’s the difference between job satisfaction and happiness?
- What does it take to make people feel happy in the workplace?
- Does happiness lead to success, or does success lead to happiness?
So, if you are attending the European Investment Conference, take care to attend the talk by Alexander, who is speaking at the end of the first day. Here is a taste of what Alexander has to say about happiness in a TEDx talk on YouTube, where he claims that happiness at work is the most important factor that contributes to good careers, happy lives, and business success.