Cultivating Happiness on Your Team

Dr. Raj Raghunathan | Methods for Happiness at Work

Formulate strategies for making healthier living easier, encouraging the best possible work-life balance and improving on role clarity that can have a large and lasting impact in your organization.


“Believe it or not, one of the best ways to increase your own happiness at work is to help your coworkers and teammates fulfill their basic needs. Before I get to talking about the things you can do to help your coworkers fulfill their basic needs at work, however, let’s first measure how well your organization is helping you meet your basic needs. When prompted, download the workbook and take the short survey. If you don’t have a way to print where you are, then use a blank sheet or even a napkin. Click the start button then continue to the prompts and follow along. Simply write the number down next to the question or on the blank paper. The scale goes from one strongly disagree to five. Strongly agree. Physical needs, I work in an environment in which I feel physically safe. My work environment is physically comfortable, not too hot, not too cold, my chair is comfortable, et cetera. My organization takes care of my and my dependents’ medical needs. Emotional needs. My leaders trust me, my peers like me, my direct reports respect me. Mental needs. The salary I make is fair, given how much my peers make. There is sufficient transparency and clarity of communication in my organization. I have clarity on the criteria on which I’m evaluated at work. When you’re finished with your answers, click to continue. Now let’s tally up your score using the numeric value…”