Tips for Spreading Happiness at Work

Hartford York Hats - Scala Rabbit Fur Trooper Hat - The Winter ChillThere are ways to spread joy other than, apparently, just wearing a hat (who knew?).

Chief Happiness Officer, Alexander Kjerulf, author of Happy Hour is 9 to 5 – How to Love Your Job, Love your Life and Kick Butt at Work, has a column on his blog called Monday Tips.

In it, he posts ideas on how to spread happiness at work, such as:

  • – Make an apology if you’ve been a little cranky. (note: it’s usually too late if you’ve already fired them…)
  • – Seek out a new co-worker and see how he’s doing. If nobody’s new, spend a few minutes chatting with someone you’ve been meaning to get to know better. Like the guy down the hall who’s been there 20 years already – you know, what’s his name…
  • – Send an email to thank an employee for a job well done. Be specific.
  • – Send someone in your organization an anonymous present (like maybe a hat)

It works you know – ask anyone who works for me. They’ll tell ya how nice I am. I wear hats; I give ’em stuff; and I say thank you all the time. It’s killing me, but they love me. They really love me.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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