Happiness may be Satisfaction Security Motivation Equilibrium
What’s needed? Personal influence Environment Use of your abilities Variety …and the other 8 things in the book But….
These variables are different for everyone I’d hate to be Alan Sugar He’d probably hate to be me So test yourself! www.psypress.com/joyofwork/questionaires
Misconceptions Stress is bad Burnout is an objective truth
9 job features you need Influence Using your abilities Reachable goals Variety Clear requirements and outlook Social contact Money Adequate physical setting Recognition of a meaningful role
Vitamin analogy Overdose on some vitamins and you’re in trouble They can be harmful rather than good Remember Lord of the Flies!
Genes and jobs Matching the right job – or college! – to the right person is vital Some, not all, of it is likely to be predetermined And happiness is relative – remember the grass is always greener!
Actions – can Cubo learn? Vitamin analogy – is there something for students and study? Our definition of “work” is certainly generic Problem: no budget in many institutions.
Since the book… Big Society Government happiness targets Economic collapse continued
Innovations People actively showing off about applying different incentives Social media – both good and bad (and has an effect on self-determination)