Article: Happiness is about health - specifically a healthy work environment, say professionals

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Happiness is about health - specifically a healthy work environment, say professionals

In order to be truly happy at the workplace, we must have strong social connections, a belief in what we do, and a sense of purpose and belonging - that’s what readers have told us on LinkedIn.
Happiness is about health - specifically a healthy work environment, say professionals

It’s often said that health is wealth, and in the workplace, health is happiness as well, or so professionals tell us.

People Matters rolled out a poll to know working professionals’ take on happiness at the workplace. With a response of over 1,600 votes, the outcome was strongly in favour of the statement: ‘Happiness at the workplace is a healthy work environment.’ 43% of working professionals responded that a healthy work environment is a key to happiness. Whereas, just 5% voted for great friends at work.

We also collected some valuable insights from HR heads and senior leaders. Health to them isn’t just about physical health and safety: it’s about healthy workplace culture, about emotional safety, and even about good leadership. Common remarks included:

  • Professionals said that companies must contribute to a culture where employees feel happy
  • Without a good leader or mentor, a healthy work environment, great friends, and work-life balance is not possible
  • Some felt that happiness means different things to different people

Here are a few of the responses the poll received:

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Topics: Culture, #EmployeeExperience, #HRInsights

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