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Managing for Happiness by Jurgen Appelo

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Some people believe that happiness is something they will achieve when they are famous or successful, or when they acquire enough money. But research tells us that happiness is more a decision than a destination. And it is something you can simply decide to achieve in the workplace as well. Apart from reviewing and implementing the 12 Steps to Happiness, I suggest that you measure happiness in a playful way with a happiness door.

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A book called Managing for Happiness would not be complete without a chapter specifically dedicated to the happiness of workers. It is a topic much discussed and often misunderstood. This makes it all the more relevant to give you a quick overview of what researchers have figured out about happiness and how we can apply their findings to the workplace. It all starts with a simple thought exercise.

Think about this: Can you recall some happy ...

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