We spend considerable amounts of our time at work, instantly making it one of our most important drivers of happiness.
Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated International Day of Happiness on March 20th as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.
The United Nations invites everyone of all ages, from the government, the academic- and business world to join in the celebration of the International Day of Happiness.
An ideal point in time to annually reflect on your engagement at work.
The Global Happiness Policy Report is drawed up by the Global Happiness Council. This report provides policy recommendations on best practices to promote happiness and well-being. The Global Happiness Council calls upon all of us to come with initiatives to improve happiness at work.
Chapter 5 of the report deals with work and well-being. It notes high job satisfaction, but low employee engagement. Job satisfaction and employee engagement are very different constructs, each measuring different aspects of well-being at work. While job satisfaction simply measures one's satisfaction on his on her daily duties, employee engagement measures involvement and enthusiasm from the employee towards his or her employer.
This is the closing statement of the report: "we end this report by looking ahead, and putting out a call for action: we call upon people in academia, business, and government to work together in expanding the causal evidence base on work and well-being. " We're on it.