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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Psychology of Happiness by Arlene Uhl

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Chapter 14
Happy Workplaces and Work-Life Balance
In This Chapter
  • Juggling work and “real life”
  • Commuting affects happiness
  • Having fun in the workplace
  • Setting boundaries around work
Thanks to the body of research that positive psychologists and positive-psychology coaches have been amassing, many organizations are doing a great deal to promote a sense of meaning and purpose among their employees. But let’s not forget that happiness is also about “the pleasant life.”
As this chapter shows, organizations have a far greater chance of keeping their employees happy—and keeping them around—by making the workplace more flexible and more fun.

Happy Life, Balanced Life

One of the main reasons organizations are invested in employee satisfaction ...

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