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How Happy Are Your People At Work?

Podcast with Eric Karpinski

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Eric Karpinski has been on the cutting edge of bringing positive psychology tools to workplaces for over 10 years with clients that include Intel, Facebook, IBM, T-Mobile, and many others where he has helped managers and executives lead with positive emotions to drive team productivity, engagement, and performance. He is a key member of Shawn Achor’s GoodThink team and Eric’s new book, Put Happiness to Work, has just been released and we highly recommend it.

In this week’s episode, we explore tiny evidence-based actions and habits you can take to improve levels of happiness and engagement for yourself and others as you work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [ 02:54] – Eric explains why employee engagement is generally done wrong in most workplaces.
  • [05:12] – Eric outlines the differences between happiness and wellbeing in workplaces.
  • [11:51] – Eric outlines the two different groups of employees who are likely to benefit most from happiness and wellbeing strategies in workplaces.
  • [14:51] – Eric shares how putting stress to work can help improve employee happiness.
  • [19:39] – Eric explains how embracing the negative can also help to make workers feel happier.
  • [23:18] – Eric provides some examples of team habits that can be used to improve happiness and engagement for workers.
  • [28:19] – Eric offers some tips on overcoming the challenges leaders and workplaces often face in implementing these happiness habits consistently.
  • [30:41] – Eric completes the lightning round!

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Eric!

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