USEFUL TO KNOW WHY IS THE HAPPINESS AT WORK?2
Philosophers, commentators and religious leaders have been arguing for millennia about what happiness actually is.
Is it an end in itself or a by-product of what you do?
Does it disappear if you focus on it?
Is it part of the journey and the goal , as Aristotle says, or the high points on the way, as Epicureans argue?
Or perhaps it’s using reasoning to overcome negative conditions like the Stoics believed?
Maybe it’s the more Buddhist way of detaching and getting over it?
There’s one thing that happiness at work absolutely isn’t-as pop psychology has it. It isn’t about always smiling thinking positively , or about being in a permanently sunny mood: that’s patently absurd . Nor does it work.
Based on our research as well as years of consulting and coaching inside large and small organisations , we’ve found that happiness at work can’t be tied to any…
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