10 Ways To Be Happier at Work

Posted on April 28, 2014

Lists of how to be happy at work often implicitly blame workers themselves.

If you're not happy, they imply, it's because you're not prioritising properly or you need to smile more, or some other trite rubbish.

Don't accept this: organisations are mostly to blame for unhappy employees.

Here are a few factors truly associated with being happy at work.

Get control

Psychologists have consistently found that people who work in jobs where they have little control find their work very stressful and consequently unsatisfying.

The more control people perceive in how they carry out their job, the more satisfaction they experience.

Fair pay

The bigger the difference between what you think you should earn and what you do earn, the less happy you’ll be.

The question is, who do you compare yourself to: the other people in the office or other people with your job?

Both comparisons will likely affect how happy you are with your job.

It’s perceptions that are very important here, along with the absolute levels of pay.

You may be able to live with small differences, but big disparities tend to eat away at you.

If this is the case, it could be time to move on.

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Category(s):Happiness, Workplace Issues

Source material from Psy Blog