When we are positive our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive. This discovery has been repeatedly supported by research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies and the bottom lines of organizations around the world.
The Happiness Advantage by ”Shawn Achor”, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies suh as ”UBS” and ”Kpmg” to fix this broken formula.
Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of ”Fortune 500” executives in 42 countries. ”Achor” explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.
”Achor” happiness is the joy we feel striving after our potential. Instead of narrowing our actions down to fight or flight as negative emotions do, positive ones broaden the amount of possibilities we process, making us more thoughtful, creative, and open to new ideas.
The book explains that people who put their heads down and wait for work to bring eventual happiness put themselves at a huge disadvantage while those who capitalize on positivity every chance they get come out ahead.
“Happiness” is not just a mood, it’s a work ethic.