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Happiness at Work

Happiness at work is essential. In our fast-paced and demanding world, fostering a happy and positive workplace is crucial. More than just creating a pleasant atmosphere, workplace happiness significantly impacts employee well-being, organizational success, and the broader society.

Take a look at these workplace statistics that show how important happiness is at work

31% Higher Productivity

Employees who are happy at work are more productive

10x Fewer Sick Day

Happy employees take fewer sick days and stay twice a long in their role

77% Flexiable Working

Employers feel that flexible working improves productivity

1 in 3 Lower Salary

Employees would take an significate pay cut to be happier at work

Happy Brain Chemicals: How to be more happy at work

While there are many extenal factors at work that can influence your mood, there are four main chemicals that can play a big role in determining your happiness at work


The Reward Chemical


The Mood Stabiliser


The Love Chemical


The Pain Killer

Enables motivation, concentration, learning, and pleasure. Promotes determination to accomplish goals, desires, and needs.

Improves general well-being and happiness. Can create positive emotions, and plays a role in our social dynamics.


Increases trust and motivation to build and maintain relationships. Known as the’ love’ or ‘cuddle’ hormone. Plays a role in bonding.

A natural pain killer in response to acute pain or stress. Also aids in our general well-being, and release when laughing too!

How to increase your happiness at work

Increase your Dopamine at Work

Increase your Serotonin at Work

Increase your Oxytocin at Work

Increase your Endorphin at Work

  • Complete tasks

  • Listen to music

  • Moving your body

  • Eat food

  • Sunlight

  • Practice Gratitude

  • Be in nature

  • Help others

  • Moving your body

  • Eat Fruit (vitamin C)

  • Give a compliment

  • Do something nice for someone

  • Laughter with others

  • Stretching

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Perform a random act of kindness

How do you know if you are low in one or more of them?

What does too little dopamine feel like?

What does too little Serotonin feel like?

What does too little Oxytocin feel like?

What does too little Endorphin feel like?

  • Procrastination

  • Mood swings

  • Inability to focus

  • Feeling anxious

  • Low energy/ Fatigue

  • Lack of motivation

  • Low self-esteem

  • Anxiety/Panic attacks

  • Overly sensitive

  • Mood swings

  • Social phobia

  • Low self-esteem

  • Obsession/ Compulsion

  • Lack of motivation

  • Feeling anxious

  • Disconnection of relationships

  • Low energy /fatigue

  • Stressed

  • Feeling lonely

  • Impulsive behaviour

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Aches and pains

Employee well-being is profoundly impacted by workplace happiness. Happy employees tend to experience lower levels of stress, which contributes to better mental and physical health. This, in turn, reduces absenteeism and healthcare costs for organizations. When employees feel valued and content, they are more likely to engage fully in their work, showing increased motivation, creativity, and resilience. This enhances their overall quality of life and work satisfaction, creating a virtuous cycle of positivity and productivity.

The success of an organization is closely tied to the happiness of its workforce. Companies with happy employees often see improved performance, higher levels of innovation, and better customer service. A positive work environment fosters collaboration and effective communication, leading to more efficient problem-solving and decision-making processes. Furthermore, happy employees are less likely to leave their jobs, reducing turnover rates and the associated costs of recruiting and training new staff. Organizations that prioritize employee happiness tend to attract top talent, who seek environments where they can thrive both personally and professionally.

Lastly, the impact of workplace happiness extends to society at large. When organizations create supportive and positive work environments, they contribute to the overall well-being of their communities. Happy employees are more likely to be engaged citizens, participating in community activities and contributing to the social fabric. Moreover, as organizations prosper, they can invest more in corporate social responsibility initiatives, further benefiting society. The ripple effects of a happy workplace can lead to a more harmonious and productive society, where individuals are empowered to achieve their full potential.

In conclusion, the necessity of happiness at work is evident in its multifaceted benefits. By fostering a positive and supportive work environment, organizations not only enhance employee well-being and drive their own success but also contribute positively to the broader community. Investing in workplace happiness is an investment in a better future for all.

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