ELEVATING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE
Happiness & Well-being
Why Happiness &
Happiness is everyone’s natural goal. We all try to reach this goal in our own ways but often fall short of it, not knowing what works and what doesn’t.
Happiness is best described as a state when we are filled with positive emotions, contentment, and a feeling that life generally seems to be moving along our expectations.
Well-being, a term closely related to happiness, is a broader concept, which includes both physical as well as psychological well-being. It is a state when we are able to not only deal with the present effectively but also the future. Sometimes, we have to learn to be happy and deal with uncertainty.
On a personal level, lack of happiness directly impacts our most valuable asset—health. And the impact also extends to our relationships and a general sense of dissatisfaction with life. On the organizational level, happiness and well-being of staff directly correlate with the quality of work environment and productivity.
What can be done to move closer to the goal of being happy and also improve our well-being?
Recent advances in Positive Psychology show us the way to regain control of our lives and happiness. The strategies include understanding emotions, tweaking our work to get more meaning out of it and cultivating a sense of gratitude. At times, it might be nurturing relationships. Well-being includes cultivating ideas, such as resilience, hope and optimism.
At Right Culture, we are committed to helping individuals and organizations enjoy greater happiness and well-being.
The Happiness & Well-being framework
Right Culture follows Martin Seligman's model of happiness & well-being, called PERMA (an acronym for positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishments). PERMA has found widespread recognition in a variety of work settings including schools and military.
In a workshop setting, participants explore these ideas through well-structured exercises and work on an action plan to improve their own work-life as well as personal life. They explore their own strengths and concepts, such as hope, optimism and resilience. Participants also learn to deal effectively with negative events and emotions so that their impact is minimized.
Right Culture’s above offering comes in the form of either a lecture (90 minutes) or a half-day (4 hours) workshop.