Happiness and Well-being at Work

Team-working

There is a significant relationship between organizational climate and organizational performance due to the fact that we are likely to work best with like-minded people who have similar values and are eager to collaborate. If you work in a company like that, I’m sure you are happy and satisfied as every day brings some joyful moments. If not, do you know the reason why you are still there?

Decision-making

Different employees have different talents, skills and levels of knowledge. However, a smart employer will create a collaborative working environment to be able to make use of the employees’ contributions. To be honest, I think that it’s important for all of us to be actively engaged with colleagues and responsible for shaping both short and long-term policy of your company. That means having a chance to share information, to participate in important discussions, and to contribute to serious business related decisions can help you develop your potential and feel valued. 

Btw, if you are ready for a new role in your company, let your boss know about your ambition.

Job security

It is beyond dispute that organizational turbulence and processes like downsizing can cause stress for us. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to find a stable entity at the moment and it’s seemingly impossible to change the situation around us in the foreseeable future. Consider what can be done. In my opinion, we can change our attitude by focusing on potentially positive effects on our career in case of organizational or other possible changes. It may be the right time to go freelance if necessary.

Development

Your willingness to grow and achieve new goals is natural. This type of attitude is good for a positive organizational performance in general, and it may also affect your commitment and effort. If you are a teacher, I’m sure you always seek for professional development opportunities, as that’s what teachers are usually like. 

Don’t hesitate! Even if there aren’t many obvious ways within your current company, there will be ample opportunity for growth outside. 

Inspired by:

  • Article in Health Psychology Open by Melinda Soh et al, 2016.
  • Chapter on well-being from ‘HRM & Performance: Achievements & challenges’ by Guest et al, 2013.
  • Extract from ‘No Rules Rules’ by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer, 2020.