Chapter 1. Why Happiness at Work? Why Now?

  1. Jessica Pryce-Jones

Published Online: 1 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470666845.ch1

Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital For Success

Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital For Success

How to Cite

Pryce-Jones, J. (2010) Why Happiness at Work? Why Now?, in Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital For Success, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470666845.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470689424

Online ISBN: 9780470666845

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Keywords:

  • happiness at work and “yin and yang” effect;
  • unhappiness at work - spilling over into personal life;
  • happiness, job satisfaction or engagement;
  • Why happiness at work matters - huge downsides when you don't have it and upsides when you do;
  • optimizing human capital without first - social and psychological capital;
  • less affected by stress hormones with antibodies to flu vaccines;
  • comparing unhappiest and happiest people at work - 180 percent more energized;
  • what happiness actually – engagement, “vigor, dedication, and absorption”;
  • happiness at work - not tied to any one single approach;
  • maximizing performance and achieving your potential

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • It Started for Me When…

  • Why Happiness at Work Matters

  • What Is Happiness at Work?

  • Happiness at Work: A Definition

  • Now's the Time for a New Approach

  • Understanding Real Value

  • Myth 1: Financial Capital Is All That Counts

  • Myth 2: Happiness is Job Satisfaction or Engagement in Another Guise

  • Myth 3: You're Born Happy or Sad andThere's Nothing You Can Do

  • Are You Leading the Life You Choose or Managing the One You've Got?