Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy moments presented unexpectedly, considerably boost happiness

Being promoted or recognized for a well done work represents a happy moment for an employee. However, if these happy moments happen unexpectedly (by surprise), the employee’s happiness levels are more intense, making the moment more remarkable, than if it was expected.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Recognition highly contributes to employee happiness

 If bosses would know how much it contributes to their employees' happiness to recognise them, they would practice it more often. Some people underestimate or ignore the positive effect recognition can have on relationships, employee engagement and happiness. Moreover, in opposite to criticism, acts of recognition can generate even more positive changes in the employee. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bosses have a great influence on employee's behaviours

Good leaders can help their employees to be more effective and happy at work by showing benevolence and concern towards the personal and professional needs (e.g. self-development and achievement). Moreover, leaders with good mood, generate a ripple effect in their subordinates making them more effective creative and less stressed.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What makes Brazilian employees Happy at work?
Dissertation written by Flavia Tabora. Durham University

After interviewing 18 managers from Brazil’s Great Places to Work, this study has found that feelings of achievement are the main reason for happiness in Brazilian employees.