Punch Into Happiness

Kevin King —  May 1, 2015 — 3 Comments

Does work make you happy every day? A 2013 Gallup poll discovered that only 13% of us feel warm fuzzies each and every day when we punch in. Which means a majority of us spend our days maybe wanting to punch out someone at our workplace. How do we fill this void of happiness at work?

Sometimes the simplest advice is the best. Recently I discover a piece from Inc.com titles “16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work.” Many of 16 suggestions are pretty obvious, but they are worth reviewing. The list is compiled from data after testing the EQ (Emotional Intelligence) of over a million people. This is a great document to share and review with your workgroup.

Remember behind every happy staff is a happy leader. By making work fun for your staff, you will create a more innovative, healthy and happy workplace.

If this doesn’t work, you could always recruit some animals to make it more fun.

Kevin King

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Kevin King is the Head of Branch and Circulation Services at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library. Previously Kevin led Teen Services at KPL, where he helped build a nationally recognized program. Kevin has presented all over the country on many topics including teen services, innovation, graphic novels, and programming. As a member of ALA, YALSA, PLA and the Michigan Library Association, Kevin has served on various committees and has luckily won a couple of awards. In his spare time Kevin obsesses over the Detroit Tigers, listens to music and does his best to be a kick ass dad to Abigail and Rachael.

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