9 Scientifically Proven Ways to Increase Your Happiness at Work

Dr. Ron Bonnstetter from TTI talks about how to increase your happiness at work looking at the issue from both employer’s and employee’s perspective. Webinar provides practical advice how to feel happier in your workplace and as a result how to increase efficiency of your work.

Dr. Bonnstetter divided his lecture into 3 main parts:Motivation and Dedication, Daily Routine and Physical Environment. It is extremely important to have different people in your company to provide diversity of abilities and talents, this way performance will be the most efficient. Research shows that building sense of identity within group at work might also increase our efficiency. Sense of identity is one of the ways to keep employees engaged and devoted to what they do – we all appreciate recognition for what we do and connection to other members of the team. To create a positive workplace it is important however to keep in mind differences between older and younger employees when it comes to what motivates them and how to show them your recognition.

When we think about our daily routine at work it is crucial to realize what multitasking myth is about. Doing many tasks at the same time reduces our focus, makes us slower and leads to making more mistakes. There is a crucial need to focus on quality of what we do to perform adequately and to achieve that every employee needs to create a scheduleand what is even more important – stick to this schedule. This way all the tasks will be done in the right time and with enough concentration.

Among factors that companies should pay close attention to there is also EQ andflexibility that has to be provided. Research shows that companies that are flexible benefit from more efficient workers who are 3 times less likely to quit.

Last but not least, Dr. Bonnstetter mentiones physical environment in the workplace, which includes temperature, comfort, arrangement, sounds, colours, plants and lighting. However obvious these things might seem they are often overlooked while arranging the workplace. We shouldn’t undermine importance of physical exercise either – already a bit of physical movement during the day can significantly increase our efficiency.

For more details and examples, watch the Dr. Ron Bonnstetter’s webinar:

Managing Your Mindset

You’ve projected revenue for 2013, assigned quarterly goals, developed communications strategies, and now you’re ready to set your plans in motion come January. Right? But what have you done to manage your mindset for the year ahead, and do you and your team have the self-awareness to make the best decisions as future obstacles and triumphs come your way?

In the workforce today, businesses are now structured in a way that almost everyone has some level of decision-making ability. Whether the decisions are big or small, they have a direct impact on how successful, efficient and effective individuals are on the job. As a result, it is becoming more and more important for employees to focus on and improve their decision-making abilities. This may seem as simple as learning from our mistakes, but it really starts at a much deeper level. Making better decisions starts with understanding your own Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity. Understanding one’s own EQ will empower an individual to better understand how his or her emotions are influencing choices. When you’ve embraced EQ, you will make sound decisions with your head, while managing the appropriate level of emotion, ensuring the strategic plans you’ve purposefully developed will come to fruition.

Watch webinar by Ashley Bowers, President of TTI Performance Systems, Ltd.

The reality is your organization will not be a fun, happy, positively charged environment every day, all day. So how can leadership handle volatile situations, make day-to-day business decisions needed to stay on course and still achieve desired outcomes – all the while avoiding negative emotional reactions? The answer starts with careful consideration of these five aspects of any emotional situation.

Employing the five steps you learn in this webinar will significantly increase the likelihood of getting the results you are seeking as you handle daily business interactions.