More Happiness Hacks for Everyday Work by Gina Schöler
König + Neurath and the Ministry of Happiness and Wellbeing have an inspiring partnership. The activities of the Happiness Initiative, led by happiness mi-nister Gina Schöler, all pay off on the great goal of making life a little more beautiful and contented. And since, as we know, this also continues on the company premises and behind the office door, we are happy to be inspired by her tips - and again provide her with some impulses on the topic of working better. Our planner Carina Hölzer is also part of this second podcast episode.
Here are some happiness hacks from the second podcast by Gina Schöler
Loading: Strengthening strengths
Every person has a colourful mix of strengths and weaknesses, says Gina. But instead of focusing on our weaknesses, it makes sense to change our perspective. Ask yourself: What are my strengths? What can I do better than other people?
If you write down the results and regularly remind yourself of them, this will boost your motivation. Gina Schöler also recommends asking those around you: What do others appreciate about me?
Time for success: don't forget to celebrate
There are many good reasons to celebrate, and this often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of work. It is important, especially with positive experiences and successes, to take time to pause and celebrate. Gina advises not to always think about the next task immediately, but to consciously celebrate successes - one's own and those of other colleagues. What rituals could there be in your team? Ideas like the Wall of Fame or a success bell are easy to implement ... the possibilities are numerous.
At König + Neurath, too, the team regularly gets together on the phone when there are positive things to report. For example, we have introduced "Good News", a channel where team successes are published - so that everyone can find out what has become of a project.
Being lavish: handing out compliments
Each and every one of us can be quite lavish with niceties: What has attracted posi-tive attention? Even if you think the other person already knows. It's better to give out more compliments, because they do everyone good and cost nothing. Memory anchors: pause, appreciate the positive and share it with colleagues.
Showing interest: listening, being present and open
According to the happiness minister, it's all about feeling good at work, too. And that depends on interpersonal vibes. Support from colleagues, customers and contacts is extremely important for feeling good. Attention is good, eye contact is good, active and attentive listening, showing empathy. That can make an enormous difference, says Gina.
Personal interaction is also culture-shaping from our point of view. From this, König + Neurath and its interdisciplinary team have developed a kind of compass that contains seven dimensions. With our WORK.CULTURE.MAP we determine what constitutes the identity and culture of a company. Accordingly, you can design spaces that pay attention to the culture and the well-being of the teams.
What are your adjusting screws that you can turn to improve your everyday working life with relatively little effort? What role does the work environment play in this? Take a listen to Gina Schöler's podcast. It's worth it!