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HappyCo-WorkersAreActuallyMoreProductive

Devin C. Hughes
5mo San Diego, CA, United States Story
Happy Co-Workers Are Actually More Productive

Everyone has one in their office or workplace -- the person that seems unflappably happy. Mondays find them smiling and upbeat while the rest of us are just trying to find handholds to drag ourselves out of our weekend mindset.

That person may be annoying, but a study has found that he or she is likely much more productive. Workplace satisfaction and happiness ramps up productivity and the positive vibe can be contagious.

So, the next time you find yourself thinking unkind thoughts about the company ray of sunshine, try to sit back, smile, and get your groove on. You'll feel better and so will everyone else around you.

Emotions are Contagious

When you get in the habit of acknowledging these positive people, you will find that you feel better about your workplace and how full it is, rather than focusing on the things you don’t have. There’s something to be said for the power of positive thoughts and actions.

Try to show your gratitude toward your co-workers at least two or three times a week. After a week, you’ll find you’re doing it more and more without even thinking about it. That’s the power of gratitude. It’s self-perpetuating.

About the Author

Devin C. Hughes, is a highly sought after speaker, author, happiness muse, mindfulness trainer & executive coach. He is the author of nine books and his approach draws from the science of positive psychology, positive organizational research, appreciative inquiry, neuroscience, mindset, and mindfulness.

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2 comments

  • Danica
    5mo ago

    Great article. Do you think its dangerous to become too friendly with your coworkers because one day they could be your boss or you could be their boss and it might be awkward?

    Great article. Do you think its dangerous to become too friendly with your coworkers because one day they could be your boss or you could be their boss and it might be awkward?

    • Devin C. Hughes
      5mo ago

      There is always a line... keep something private just like you would/should but certainly invest some time and effort into understanding your coworkers better and let them in to understand you too

      There is always a line... keep something private just like you would/should but certainly invest some time and effort into understanding your coworkers better and let them in to understand you too


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