Zappos believes in delivering it. Coke wants you to open it. Countless books try to help you achieve it. Research demonstrates that you are more productive with it.
And yet the truth is that so few people feel it, especially at work.
Is it because leaders don’t create “happy” workplaces? Is it because work is inherently miserable? Is it because of our attitudes about work? Or perhaps it’s who we’re working for (more on that in a minute).
A negative boss, bad working conditions and a toxic culture can certainly make people unhappy.
Happiness is an inside job… and it begins in our minds.