top-10-d-200x224It was two days ago when you finally finished a long-lasting project that had been keeping you up all night.

Now imagine the feeling and motivation this happiness gave you. At that particular moment, it probably felt like you could conquer any challenge and had the motivation to move mountains. Most probably, your productivity was at its peak. No wonder; a happy employee is also a productive employee.

Usually one of these 10 motivation killers will find a way to sneak up on your happiness (or your employee’s happiness) and kick it right to the floor.

 

bored-man-at-workStudies show that in moderate doses boredom actually has a big upside.

Being bored actually signals to the mind that you're in need of fresh ideas and spurs creative thinking.

 

time-not-moneyI research people's happiness, and what I've found across the work is that time plays a critical role. For instance, I've looked at what is the effect of merely drawing people's attention to time, as opposed to our other resource of money. How does that impact people's levels of happiness?

 

easy-to-do-great-work-noteWhen you hear it straight from employees it all seems pretty simple, and that’s because it is! The keys are:

  1. Be kind
  2. Give them equal stake in the company’s success
  3. Always treat them with respect.

weeklt meetingIf you can manage your regular meetings well, you'll see a boost in company transparency, creativity, and eventually sales.

 

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