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Updated: 2017-12-08T09:39:41Z

 



Jobs, careers and callings – the surprising truth about happiness and motivation at work

2017-12-08T09:39:41Z

Amy Wrzesniewski is a professor of organizational behavior at Yale School of Management. Her main interest is how people find meaning at work which is a fascinating topic and her work has been a huge inspiration to our work here at Woohoo inc. We recently had a chance to talk to her about it and … Continue reading Jobs, careers and callings – the surprising truth about happiness and motivation at work →Amy Wrzesniewski is a professor of organizational behavior at Yale School of Management. Her main interest is how people find meaning at work which is a fascinating topic and her work has been a huge inspiration to our work here at Woohoo inc. We recently had a chance to talk to her about it and here’s the transcript that reveals some real surprises about what makes us happy and motivated at work. Read the interview below and learn: Why people who find meaning in their work are happier at work and in life Why monetary rewards can make us less effective at work How external motivators like raises and bonuses kill our internal motivation over time How to help employees find meaning at work One of the main distinctions that you’ve found in your work is, that there are three ways people find meaning in their work. They can see it as a “job”, as a “career” or a “calling”. That’s a brilliant concept. Could you please explain each of those. Sure. This is together with many collaborators and co-authors of mine. We’ve for a long time been interested in understanding the nature of the relationship between people and the work they do, with the idea that it isn’t necessarily a property of the job itself, how people think about or connect with their work. So we’ve developed a measure and have studied people in lots of different kinds of occupations and have found that people, regardless of occupation, can see the work that they do as a “job” where the focus is primarily financial, where you get a paycheck out and the work is primarily about the economic exchange with the organization more than about the work itself. Or people can see the work that they do more as a “career” where the focus is on advancement within that occupation or within that field, within the same organization or across different organizations over time. For people who have a stronger career orientation, their focus is on advancement and moving forward, with the accompanying increases in prestige and power and so on that come with that. The last orientation we study is the “calling” orientation, where people are working not for career advancement or for financial gain, but instead for the fulfilment or the meaning that the work itself brings to the individual. People who see their work more as a calling see the work as an end in itself that is deeply fulfilling and regardless of the kind of work they’re doing, they tend to see the work as having a societal benefit. That is absolutely fascinating. How common is each of these orientations. How many people fall into each of these three buckets? We looked across wide swaths of different occupations and what we find is about a third, a third, and a third of people, one of these is strongest for them. Interestingly, if someone strongly identifies with one, they won’t strongly endorse the others. We know this both from a sort of vignette kind of paragraph measure that we use but also lots of single item measures that we use to study this. If you look in, say, caring professions where you would imagine that there are more people who see the work as a calling, you do find that. The propensity to have a calling is stronger there, but interestingly, it isn’t necessarily universal. People who are engaging very much in work that we might idealize in our culture to be callings, may very well see that work as just a job or as a way to advance to become, say, head of the department or something like this. Is there a difference between low wage and high wage jobs or low education/high education? There might be a perception that you might find more people wit[...]



Watch my keynote from the Happiness@Work conference in Prague

2017-11-24T12:15:52Z

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of giving the closing keynote at the 3rd annual Happiness@Work conference in Prague to a sold-out audience of 350 people. I spoke about Leading With Happiness based on my new book and you can see the entire speech above.

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of giving the closing keynote at the 3rd annual Happiness@Work conference in Prague to a sold-out audience of 350 people.

I spoke about Leading With Happiness based on my new book and you can see the entire speech above.




Join me in Vienna in January

2017-11-27T10:24:11Z

On January 25 I’ll be doing my first ever workshop in Austria together with Gea Peper from Happy People Better Business. Get all the details and buy your tickets here.

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On January 25 I’ll be doing my first ever workshop in Austria together with Gea Peper from Happy People Better Business.

Get all the details and buy your tickets here.




Read 3 free chapters from Leading With Happiness

2017-11-24T09:04:42Z

I published my latest book, Leading With Happiness, 3 days ago and it’s been getting some amazingly positive reviews. I have also shared 3 free chapters from the book at leadingwithhappiness.com if you want a feel for what the book is like.  

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I published my latest book, Leading With Happiness, 3 days ago and it’s been getting some amazingly positive reviews.

I have also shared 3 free chapters from the book at leadingwithhappiness.com if you want a feel for what the book is like.

 




How do you make young employees happy at work?

2017-11-21T12:38:15Z

One of the biggest challenges for companies these days is to attract, retain and motivate young employees. There is a huge debate on how Millennials and Gen Zers are spoiled. They come into the workplace expecting recognition, professional growth, meaningful work and reasonable working hours. Many managers struggle to relate and ask “What is wrong … Continue reading How do you make young employees happy at work?

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One of the biggest challenges for companies these days is to attract, retain and motivate young employees.

There is a huge debate on how Millennials and Gen Zers are spoiled. They come into the workplace expecting recognition, professional growth, meaningful work and reasonable working hours. Many managers struggle to relate and ask “What is wrong with young people these days?” We ask “What is wrong with everyone else, that we’ve given up on those things?”

McDonald’s Denmark relies heavily on young employees and have handled this challenge so successfully that they’ve won first place in the Danish Great Place to Work awards several times.

At our international conference on happiness at work in 2017, their head of HR Mette Hybschmann shared how they created a workplace culture where young employees are  happy and motivated and experience professional and personal growth. You can see her entire speech here and get lots of specific ideas for motivating young employees.




My new book, Leading With Happiness, is out TODAY

2017-11-21T11:49:05Z

“Leading with happiness is compelling—it’s useful, well-researched, and downright fun to read.” – Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author My latest book, Leading with Happiness: How the Best Leaders Put Happiness First to Create Phenomenal Business Results and a Better World is out TODAY and I could not be more excited. The book presents a simple … Continue reading My new book, Leading With Happiness, is out TODAY → “Leading with happiness is compelling—it’s useful, well-researched, and downright fun to read.” – Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author My latest book, Leading with Happiness: How the Best Leaders Put Happiness First to Create Phenomenal Business Results and a Better World is out TODAY and I could not be more excited. The book presents a simple but radical idea: The fundamental goal of any leader should be to increase happiness in the world. Leaders who don’t do that, are doing it wrong. Drawing on lessons from psychology, neurobiology and philosophy, the book demonstrates why leaders should put happiness first – for themselves, their employees, their customers, and the wider world – and why happy leaders are more successful. It’s been very well received already. Garry Ridge, the CEO of WD-40 Company, said “Every leader should read it. That type of leadership has been integral to our success and I know it will boost your results too.” Henry Stewart, the CEO of Happy said “This is a book that the world needs. It will move you. It will excite you. It will inspire you. And it could well change your life.” The initial reviews on Amazon are VERY positive too: You can read more about the book on its website at www.leadingwithhappiness.com and you can buy it on Amazon as a Kindle e-book or as a paperback. [...]



11 new Woohoo Partners from 9 countries

2017-11-20T14:20:46Z

In 2015 we launched Woohoo Partners, an international network of consultancies and speakers who deliver services around happiness at work based on our tools and methods. And the network is growing like crazy. In just the last 2 months, we have added 11 new international partners from Bahrain, Dubai, Australia, UK, USA, France, Switzerland, The … Continue reading 11 new Woohoo Partners from 9 countries

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In 2015 we launched Woohoo Partners, an international network of consultancies and speakers who deliver services around happiness at work based on our tools and methods.

And the network is growing like crazy. In just the last 2 months, we have added 11 new international partners from Bahrain, Dubai, Australia, UK, USA, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Hong Kong. How absolutely AWESOME!

You can see the entire list of partners here. If you’re looking for a skilled speaker or consultant to come and make your organization happier and more successful, these are all amazing.

And if you’re thinking about building a business spreading happiness at work, you should consider joining as a partner – you can read all about it here.

 




The UN world happiness report: Happiness at work is crucial for individuals and companies

2017-11-14T08:22:13Z

The latest World Happiness Report, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released on 20 March 2017 by the United Nations. It is co-authored by Oxford Saïd’s Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, who has focused on happiness at work. Here he explains the most important findings.

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The latest World Happiness Report, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released on 20 March 2017 by the United Nations. It is co-authored by Oxford Saïd’s Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, who has focused on happiness at work.

Here he explains the most important findings.




My new book “Leading With Happiness” comes out November 21

2017-11-08T11:36:17Z

It’s official – my next book, Leading With Happiness, comes out on November 21st. Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author, calls it “Compelling, useful, well-researched, and downright fun to read.” Preorders are already open for the Kindle e-book version – get it here. Paper books will become available on the publication date.

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It’s official – my next book, Leading With Happiness, comes out on November 21st.

Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author, calls it “Compelling, useful, well-researched, and downright fun to read.”

Preorders are already open for the Kindle e-book version – get it here. Paper books will become available on the publication date.




Read My Next Book Before Everyone Else and Completely FREE

2017-11-20T14:21:23Z

I am REALLY excited to announce that my next book “Leading With Happiness” comes out on November 21st. Read all about it here. You are hereby cordially invited to read it completely FREE and before it goes on sale. The only thing we ask in return, is that you review it online when it is published. Click here to … Continue reading Read My Next Book Before Everyone Else and Completely FREE

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I am REALLY excited to announce that my next book “Leading With Happiness” comes out on November 21st. Read all about it here.

You are hereby cordially invited to read it completely FREE and before it goes on sale. The only thing we ask in return, is that you review it online when it is published. Click here to see how it works and sign up to The Early Reviewers Secret Club :) Access is limited to the first 500 people and you must sign up no later than November 2nd.

Sign up is closed.