In today's society, happiness has become a major focus, but do we truly know how to achieve it? Dr. Laurie Santos, a psychology professor at Yale and creator of "The Happiness Lab" podcast, recently joined Katie Couric on "Future Ready by Think with Google" to discuss the relationship between happiness and mental health, and its impact on business.
Is happiness in the little things?
According to Dr. Santos, promoting mental health in the workplace can save time in terms of sick days, increase work productivity, and help employees love their job. In fact, promoting happiness among employees can reduce turnover rates, as people who enjoy their work are more likely to stay with the company for longer periods of time.
Aromanesque and Happiness
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But how can employers promote happiness in the workplace? Dr. Santos suggests that employers focus on their employees' mental health by providing opportunities for them to do nice things for others, such as supporting brands aligned with their values. Additionally, sharing information with employees about the good the company is doing for the planet and the community can help employees feel more fulfilled.
One major obstacle to achieving happiness is the culture of capitalism. Capitalism is built on the idea of getting the next thing and buying the next material reward, which doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Therefore, employers must push back against the extrinsic rewards and advertising that have become the norm and instead focus on what science tells us will make us happy.
Dr. Santos explains that happiness is not only beneficial for employees, but also for businesses. By promoting mental health and happiness among employees, businesses can reap the benefits of increased productivity and reduced turnover rates. Employers must recognize the impact that happiness has on their business and take action to promote it.
In conclusion, happiness and mental health are crucial components of a successful business. Employers who prioritize their employees' mental health and happiness will not only see benefits in the workplace but also create a positive impact on society as a whole.