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June 19, 2011


Stephen Casbeer

The focus of this post is on happiness at work and I belive that the takeaways above are spot on as it relates to creating an team environment where individuals may find professional happiness ("may" because as leaders, we only set the environment, not the result). But as work lives and personal lives continue to integrate, it is also important to understand the personal/professional points of balance fo our team members. If happiness is the objective, then enabling an appropriate (and individually defined) balance between work and home is equally important as aligning people with appropriate work, challenging individuals to their capability, and connecting to larger organizational goals.

Anthony Mersino

Stephen, I think the idea of balance between work and home is important - thanks for pointing that out. I also agree with you that it is up to the individual to find the balance between work and non-work activities. For me, I find that when I am doing well at work and being challenged to work at my best, I feel happier and I bring that home with me. I get satisfaction from performing well at work. Similarly, when I am happy with my non-work life (life outside work), I bring that to my work and perform better. It is like two sides of the same coin.

Thanks for your comments!
Cheers, Anthony

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