Making Work a Happy Practice

Authored by: Thuc-Doan Nguyen

The Routledge Companion to Happiness at Work

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367266554
eBook ISBN: 9780429294426
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Research shows clear interactions between work and life. Satisfaction in the workplace affects people’s well-being in life. If finding happiness and meaning are goals for human beings, then finding happiness and meaning at work demands serious attention. First, the chapter revisits different meanings of happiness in the workplace. Then it discusses concepts related to happiness at work, including engagement and authenticity. Finally, the chapter outlines how to create working environments that bring meaning and happiness. External factors including working environment and leadership can be designed to enhance authenticity and engagement which bring happiness at work. Internal factors, including job crafting and personal development, can be trained to foster happiness at work

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