Oct 1, 2013
Happiness And Career Success [Infographic]
Posted by Saad Ahmad Digital Information World Author Pakistan author profile Tuesday, October 01, 2013 Business , info-graphics
Evidence That Happiness Causes Career Success
Happier people are more likely to get a 2nd interview. Happiness was measured before they applied for the job. Researchers measured the positive affect of insurance salesmen when they got hired. A year later, they discovered that the happier salesmen (as measured before they started working) sold more insurance and were twice as likely to still be in the job. They sold more insurance because they were happier to begin with.
Happy People Miss Fewer Work Days
They are also less likely to lose their jobs. These studies show that happier, more positive people are more likely to get hired in the first place, tend to have more job satisfaction, perform better on the job, and miss fewer days. Leading to a new model for happiness and career success.
Work Happier, Not Harder
Sure, hard work is important. But the newly discovered trigger to being more successful in your career is to develop the psychological resources to be able to work harder (and smarter) by increasing your own positivity.