Calming Down #2: Creating Happiness in the Workplace for Self-Care and Increased Productivity
Happiness is not just a fluff concept or a state that should we should experience only in our personal lives. Research has demonstrated that happier workplaces produce better products, have better customer service, and have lower rates of turnover. In our work with children, youths and families in the human services field, creating happier workplaces also reduces stress, burnout and secondary trauma and makes it easier for the people with whom we work to engage with us.
This course focuses on how workplaces can implement strategies, shift culture and create spaces to create happier workplaces that support employee commitment and a sense of well-being. We will review several strategies organizations can use to enhance happiness in their workforce.
- Review the four elements of happiness at work: PERK – Purpose, Engagement, Resilience and Kindness.
- Explore ways to increase organizational resilience and employee engagement.
- Strategize ways to implement workplace mindfulness to increase happiness.
CYC Certification Competency Domain: Professionalism
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