By Linda Lee

Life is truly what you make it! That includes your workplace too. The happiest people at work do certain things, that not only make them happy, but also make their coworkers happier at work too. Here some some super easy tips on how you can make a few little changes and by doing so,  you can be one of the ‘happiest people at work!’

The ‘happiest people at work‘ do most of these simple things:

Give their cubicle a a makeover. It turns out that a portion of workplace happiness depends on the freedom to personalize your surroundings. Office workers were not only more upbeat and motivated when they decorated their own workspaces 32 percent more productive than in the usual grayish setting

Give a minute-or 10-away. They have 230 emails, 23 voicemails and 13 items on their priority to-do list. So when the junior associate asks for help with her report, what do they say? “Sure.”

Take five minutes to socialize around the water cooler. Socializing with colleagues is the only thing proven to make us almost as happy as we are when we’re not at work.

Not participate in “salary math.”When people break down their earnings by the hour, they derive less happiness from pleasurable experiences.

Bring and share candy or snacks! Everybody loves candy or little treats! Keep a little candy jar of dish with chocolate or little goodies on the corner of your desk and tell coworkers to ‘help themselves!’

What are some of the things that the ‘happiest people at work‘ do in your office?


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