Joy at Work is not Happiness all the Time

joy at work Aug 01, 2020

Written by Roxanne Brown

Joy at Work is not rainbows and unicorns and happiness all the time. Experience and research indicate that we do our best work when these are present: Trust, integrity, belonging, cohesion, participation, commitment, accountability, adaptability, growth.

The Joy at Work dimensions that are the highest risk to the individual are participation, commitment and accountability. That’s because they are demonstrated by visible, public actions performed by an individual.

Sometimes it takes bravery to participate, commit and be accountable, especially if you believe you have a lot to lose. What you have to lose is also very personal.

How do you support the people that report to you to participate, commit and be accountable?

How do you reduce their personal risk and help them to be brave?

How do you help reduce the time they spend thinking about their personal risk?

How does your support help your people thrive and do their best work?

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