When you hit your targets, have a big victory or deliver a real success you become more happy.
If you’re happy the odds of achieving your goals goes up???
The causal relationship to happiness is challenged in this superb TED talk by Shawn Achor. We think you’ll find it as amusing as thought provoking.
Shawn is a speaker and researcher in positive psychology and author of ‘The 5 Hidden Keys To Achieving Success’
Shawn’s research shows that only 10% of happiness comes from your external world. 90% of long-term happiness is actually predicted by the way our brain processes information. So if we can change our formula for happiness and success – we can change business outcomes.
Shawn believes only 25% of job success is related to IQ. And 75% of job successes are predicted by optimism levels, social support and the ability to see stress as a challenge rather than a threat.
In a nutshell, if your team is happy, you’ve got a natural advantage. Enjoy the TED talk :)