Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success / Edition 1

Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success / Edition 1

by Jessica Pryce-Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470749466

ISBN-13: 9780470749463

Pub. Date: 04/19/2010

Publisher: Wiley

What exactly does happiness mean at work? And why does it matter? According to Jessica Pryce-Jones, it's not some abstract idea but a practical reality with a clear impact on you and your workplace. Happiness at Work: Maximizing your Psychological Capital for Success reveals that the happier you are, the more you'll achieve, yielding tangible benefits to you

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What exactly does happiness mean at work? And why does it matter? According to Jessica Pryce-Jones, it's not some abstract idea but a practical reality with a clear impact on you and your workplace. Happiness at Work: Maximizing your Psychological Capital for Success reveals that the happier you are, the more you'll achieve, yielding tangible benefits to you and your organization.

Sharing the results of her four-year research journey in simple, Jargon-free language, Pryce-Jones exposes unexpected secrets about being happy at work. Moreover, she provides readers with the information, knowledge, and skills to make the most of the nearly 100,000 hours most of us will spend in our jobs over a lifetime.

Pryce-Jones explains what psychological capital and happiness at work are and how you can go about getting more of both. Along the way, she demystifies the latest research, illustrating her findings with a fascinating array of over 80 revealing interviews with people all over the world: business leaders and politicians, particle physicists and philosophers, sheep farmers and bankers, to name just a few. The result is a unique strategy with five components that build your happiness at work and help you to achieve your potential. Timely and insightful, Happiness at Work uncovers what really works at work and gives you the tools and motivation to create not just a happier tomorrow, but a happier today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470749463
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue viii

Acknowledgments xii

1 Why Happiness at Work? Why Now? 1

2 The Research Journey 14

3 Contribution from the Inside-Out 31

4 Contribution from the Outside-In 48

5 Conviction 63

6 Culture 85

7 Commitment 107

8 Confidence 126

9 Pride, Trust, and Recognition 149

10 Achieving your Potential 169

Happiness at Work: A Conclusion 187

What Next? 189

References 190

Dramatis Personae 222

Index 229

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