By Art Markman 3 minute Read In a time when so many workers are searching for greener pasturesmany of us are giving more thought to what type of work feels meaningful. Satisfaction is a long-term state, while happiness is something that happens in the moment. Studies that explore what makes people satisfied typically ask people about their overall satisfaction, and then relate differences between people in their responses to aspects of the job. Studies that look at momentary happiness focus on particular events. One focuses on the degree to which people see their job as a calling or a vocation. A calling is a job that serves a cause that has more societal impact than just the specific tasks. It provides a benefit to others and connects the daily tasks to a more significant theme. People who see their work as a calling are more satisfied with their jobs than people who do not.
Daniel Bortz, Monster contributor If you're blissful and you know it, you'll accomplish a better job at work. Around are countless benefits to finding a job that makes you happy, not the least of which is not having to suffer from the Sunday night blues, the Monday morning agony, the Tuesday terrors or…well you acquire our point. Furthermore, being happy by work is critical to your accomplishment. A recent study by staffing business Robert Half , which evaluated the happiness levels of more than 12, working professionals, shows that happier workers also perform better, have closer relationships with co-workers, and take more arrogance in their work than their less-jubilant counterparts. Figures, right? That same analyse offers some interesting revelations about can you repeat that? makes happy employees, well, happy—and how you can be one of them. Finding 1: You need to air accomplished. According to the survey, a sense of accomplishment is the strongest driver of happiness for employees below 35 years old.