Do you want an engaged team? Do you want a happy team? It’s safe to say, if your organization/team is engaged, there is greater productivity, profitability, and customer service. Eric Karpinski suggests if you want to engage your team, focus on happiness. Eric is an expert in positive psychology and the author of Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance. He shares with Kevin we have a biological need to be connected to others and shares practical applications to increase happiness and engagement. It’s important to note that not all happiness drives engagement. You need to find the strategies that motivate your team for certain types of happiness and there is not a one size fits all. Don’t focus on the outcome. Find the strategy that works for your team.
In this episode, Eric discusses:
- The connection between happiness and engagement.
- Putting stress to work.
- Gratuitous negative emotions.
Ask yourself: How do you find happiness?
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