ENGAGEMENT IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF WORKPLACE SATISFACTION. HERE ARE THREE NEW WAYS TO THINK ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYEES' HAPPINESS.
By the late 1990s, the number of people diagnosed with depression in the U.S. had increased by nearly 1,000% in just a half-century according to the World Health Organization.
Believing that psychological research had been too narrowly focused on finding new treatments for human despair—and not on a cure—University of Pennsylvania professor, Martin Seligman, reframed the problem entirely, and challenged academics across the country to begin exploring the causes of human well-being.
“What are the enabling conditions of life that help people achieve greater happiness and thrive in their lives,” he pushed his colleagues to discover. “What makes people flourish?”