Tis the Season for Joy on the Job

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. © 2008 Contrary to popular wisdom, it should be easier — not tougher — to spell “Happiness at Work” during the holiday season. Here are some tips for boosting your joy on the job during the festive winter season of peace and joy. H –– Humor. Most of us act like [...]

Fast Stress Reduction Tips Escalate Happiness at Work

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. You can quickly reduce stress without waiting for a weekend, vacation, or massage. You’ll feel empowered when you take action to meet your needs, and that automatically elevates your happiness at work. A few of the easy strategies described below require planning ahead so you have materials on hand. However, each [...]

Is There a Bully Where You Work? Stop Workplace Harassment Now!

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. Is there a jerk where you work? Have you ever worked with an honors graduate from Bully Bootcamp who intimidated, threatened, humiliated, or dominated other people? SHOULD YOU BEWARE OF THE BIG BAD BULLY? Yes . . . and no. Although it’s true you need to protect yourself from potential negative [...]

Overcome Anxiety — Negotiate for Happiness at Work

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. Your ability to negotiate and persuade so your needs are met are related to every challenge at work — conflict resolution, communication, difficult people, work-life balance, employee retention, self-promotion, and setting boundaries. These are only a few examples of why it’s essential for you to feel comfortable negotiating so you can [...]

Resolve Employee Retention & absenteeism challenges with massage therapy at work & joy on the job

Discover a proven, low-cost way to resolve employee retention and absenteeism challenges. This Joy On The Job Technique is actually “no cost” because the small investment is immediately overwhelmed by increased productivity and profits. Guest Heather Renhard, massage therapist, describes an easy, enjoyable way companies can boost employee morale and loyalty while reducing injuries, disabilities, and [...]

Should You Stay Home When You’re Sick?

By Doris Helge, Ph.D., “Joy on the Job Coach” If you’re contagious, how will it serve anyone for you to share your illness? Can you stay at home today and span the gap with the Internet or a cell phone? If you feel compelled to drag yourself to the office when you’re feverish and sniffling, [...]

Happiness at Work — Blast the Blues (S.A.D. depression, fatigue, etc.)

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. Managers, employees, and team leaders should all take steps to ensure employee well-being during winter months. Curing seasonal affective syndrome (S.A.D.) or other depression and lethargy tied to a lack of natural light and winter conditions has many benefits. Studies show that employee motivation and productivity escalate and healthcare costs decrease. [...]

Reduce Stress at Work

© 2005 …. by Doris Helge, Ph.D. The following material was excerpted with permission from the book, Joy on the Job – Over 365 Ways to Create the Joy and Fulfillment You Deserve, by Doris Helge, Ph.D., © 2005, Shimoda Publishing, shimodapub@mindspring.com. Any material from this website that you quote, download, or reprint must include [...]