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How to find happiness at work

Available Online http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/...
Publication Date April 3, 2012
Author Philip Moeller
Source US News
Source Type Magazine
Summary

Focuses on the issue of happiness at work. The author gives examples of positive management practices and policies used to make employees happier and healthier. Improving intrinsic motivation will increase an employee’s well-being. People should look for the following in order to be more satisfied with work: (1) clear goals, (2) autonomy, (3) sufficient resources, (4) help or support, (5) formal mechanisms to learn from mistakes, (6) an organization’s openness to new ideas, and (7) enough time to achieve the goals.

Keywords workplace happiness, positive management, intrinsic motivation, employee well-being, autonomy
Reference

Moeller, P. (2012, April 3). How to find happiness at work. US News [Online]. Retrieved April 11, 2012, from http://money.usnews.com.

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