Rebecca Muller uncovered three non-traditional, science-backed tips that can help us truly succeed at work, without burning out.
- Thanking others, and being thanked
- Cultivating relationships with co-workers
- Bringing your whole self to work
Economists carried out a number of experiments to test the idea that happy employees work harder. In the laboratory, they found happiness made people around 12% more productive.
In this VUCA time, volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, how are you bringing your whole self to work? It isn’t easy. Research has found the most resilient people turn challenges into opportunities.
How resilient are you? Check out the scale below to identify areas.
Conner-Davidson Resilience Scale
- Able to adapt to change
- Close and secure relationships
- Sometimes fate or God can help
- Can deal with whatever comes
- Past success gives confidence for new challenge.
- See the humorous side of things.
- Coping with stress strengthens.
- Tend to bounce back after illness or hardship.
- Things happen for a reason.
- Best effort no matter what.
- You can achieve your goals.
- When things look hopeless, you don’t give up.
- Know where to turn for help
- Under pressure, focus and think clearly
- Prefer to take the lead in problem-solving
- Not easily discouraged by failure
- Think of self as a strong person
- Make unpopular or difficult decisions
- Can handle unpleasant feelings
- Have to act on a hunch
- Strong sense of purpose
- In control of your life
- You like challenges
- You work to attain your goals