Sunday, July 28, 2013

Creating A Happy Team In The Work Place

Create a Happier Team Happy, engaged employees are good for an organization. Research shows they are more creative, produce better results, and are willing to go the extra mile. What's more, happiness is contagious; it creates a virtuous cycle that leads to further engagement. To bring more of that into your team, focus on what psychologists have identified as the three pathways to happiness: pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Consider whether you are actively encouraging these things in your people. Do they enjoy their relationships and their environment at work? Do they laugh? Do they fill roles that fit their skill sets and offer appropriate challenges? Do they feel they're a part of something that matters? If the answer is no to any of these questions, brainstorm how you can adjust the team environment to bring more happiness in.
Source: Havard Business Review

Perhaps, you would agree with me that one of the hardest things to do in the work place is to create a happy environment.  This is specially true when staff members tend to compete with each other for career advancement.  Sometimes because of the competition and wanting to be noticed, members of the team failed to realize that they are already in fact, creating a hostile environment. It's hard to work when people look at each other as a competitor rather than a team member. This may result into aggressive behavior and becoming less sensitive of other people's feelings.

Creating a happy environment lies in the person who manages the team.  A manager should always emphasize on the importance of finding happiness in whatever we do.  When we are happy with our work, we take pride in doing it, we become more productive and in the end achieve positive results.

To find happiness in our work, it is important that we bring out people's potentials.  For a staff member to realize his or her own potential and allow him or her to put these into good use is in a way a means of encouraging them to strive harder and work to the best of their abilities.  This will eventually result into a happy environment as staff members were given a chance to realize their worth and in turn make them feel that they are an important part of the organization.

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