There are at least five principles which contribute to ‘working with pleasure and performing good’. All the trainings in Happiness at Work will stand by these five principles. While working with the seven sources of Happiness at Work, employees will start working more according to these principles.
1. Insight and focus on the desired future
‘Working with pleasure and performing good’ only exists when the path of the organizations aligns with the employees. They must be willing to. The things that are important to employees must be respected.
2. Willingness to take responsibility
If you like something, hold on to it. If something does not please you, find out what it is exactly and tackle it. Having responsibility also has includes the organisational perspective: how are you going to contribute to the success of the organisation? Reversed, the management will also take responsibility for the individual perspective of its employees and their happiness at work.
3. Focus your actions on the real work
The first principles can only be achieved if they are turned into concrete actions. These actions should be focused of daily work. This is because happiness at work can mainly be achieved from daily work and less from occasional companies parties or such. Small steps of improvement in daily work can create a virtuous circle of happiness at work.
4. Focus on the power, the energy and the positive
This virtuous circle can be maintained if employees feel like they are free to do what they can do and want to do. The emphasis is put on what ís possible. We know how paralyzing the contrary from this can be, a culture of fear.
5. Mutual attraction
The organization makes itself attractive for valuable employees. Likewise, the employees make themselves attractive for organizations. Research into the 'value profit chain' shows that mutual attraction makes excellent (financial) performances.