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Happier Employees and Return-On-Investment Course

Happiness at work matters. For example, the happiest 20% of people earn 32% more than the least happy 20%!
In this course, you’ll learn about things you can do to enhance both your own happiness and the happiness of your coworkers.

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Estimated 4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
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About this course

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How is career success related to happiness and vice versa? Most of us believe that career success leads to happiness. In fact, however, scientific evidence suggests that the reverse is even more true: happiness leads to career success. For example, one study found that the top 20% of the happiest people earned 32% more salary than least happy 20%.

In this short 4-week course, co-taught by award winning professors Raj Raghunathan (author of ‘If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?’, and instructor for one of ‘Top 50 MOOCs of all-time’) and Marshall Goldsmith (world-famous CEO coach and author of ‘What got you here won’t get you there’), you will learn about 5 main topics:

a. Why does happiness at work matter?

b. What are the 5 most important determinants of happiness at work?

c. What is holding me back from feeling happy and fulfilled at work?

d. What can I do to enhance my own happiness levels at work?

e. What can I do to enhance the happiness of my coworkers?

In addition to learning about these topics, your happiness levels will improve significantly and, in the process, you’ll be on your way to a more meaningful and successful career.

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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You will learn about 5 main topics in this course:

a. Why does happiness at work matter?

Happiness doesn’t just feel good; it’s also useful to be happy. Happier employees are healthier, so they take less sick leave. Happier employees are more collegial, so they perform better in teams. Happier employees are also more creative and objective, so they make better decisions. Put all this together, and it’s no surprise that happier people earn more.

b. What are the 5 most important determinants of happiness at work?

To be happy at work, it’s important that 5 sets of needs (in short, ‘BAMBA’) are fulfilled:

i. Basic needs
ii. Autonomy
iii. Mastery
iv. Belonging, and
v. Abundance culture

c. What is holding you back from feeling happy and fulfilled at work?

You’ll discover the answer to this question: Which of the five major determinants am I most lacking at work?

d. What can you do to enhance your own happiness at work?

You will also get to discover ways in which you can improve your happiness at work

e. What can you do to enhance happiness of your coworkers?

Finally, you will learn about some creative, simple and effective ways by which you can improve happiness of your coworkers.

• Week 1, Module 1
a. ROI of happiness: how happiness leads to greater success & more profits
b. Measuring your happiness @ work (1st happiness measurement)
c. Overview of the determinants of happiness at work—The ‘BAMBA’ model

• Week 1, Module 2
a. Why is fulfillment of ‘Basic needs’ at work important?
b. The 3 domains and 9 subdomains of Basic needs at work
c. Measuring your Basic Needs at work
d. Fulfilling Basic needs at work: 3 things you can do for yourself
e. Fulfilling Basic needs at work: 3 things you can do for your coworkers

• Week 2, Module 3
a. Why is fulfillment of ‘Autonomy’ at work important?
b. The 3 domains and 9 subdomains of Autonomy at work
c. Measuring Autonomy at work
d. Gaining autonomy at work: 3 things you can do for yourself
e. Gaining Autonomy at work: 3 things you can do for your coworkers

• Week 2, Module 4 & Week 3, Module 5
a. Why is fulfillment of ‘Mastery’ at work important?
b. The 3 domains and 9 subdomains of Mastery at work
c. Measuring Mastery at work
d. Gaining Mastery at work: 3 things you can do for yourself
e. Gaining Mastery at work: 3 things you can do for your coworkers
f. Happiness measurement (2nd)

• Week 3, Module 6
a. Why is fulfillment of ‘Belonging’ at work important?
b. The 3 domains and 9 subdomains of Belonging at work
c. Measuring Belonging at work
d. Fulfilling Belonging at work: 3 things you can do for yourself
e. Fulfilling Belonging at work: 3 things you can do for your coworkers

• Week 4, Module 7
a. Why is fulfillment of ‘Abundance orientation’ at work important?
b. The 3 domains and 9 subdomains of Abundance culture at work
c. Measuring Abundance at work
d. Gaining Abundance orientation: 3 things you can do for yourself
e. Fostering Abundance culture: 3 things you can do for your coworkers
f. Happiness measurement (3rd and final)

Learner testimonials

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I found this to be a very unique course - enhancing happiness in the workplace. I would strongly recommend employees across job levels to do this course - it is an eye opener!!

-Devanahalli, G, CEO, Manipal Education Americas, USA

This is a must-take course for those who want to improve their chances of success in the business world. Dr. HappySmarts and his excellent team prove that happiness at work benefits companies and their employees.

-Angriman, A. Retired Chemist, Canada

This course offers a useful description of, and a prescription for, inter-subjective well-being at work. If pursued by a critical mass, it can lead to the discovery and unleashing of an organization's group-soul.'

-Marik, N., Entrepreneur, India

This is one of the most amazing courses I've ever taken, based on cientific evidence, supported by great exercises to improve happiness, and so fun that every single video makes your day, so don't miss it!”.

-Mar, P., Spain

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