The spaces in which we work and the people we work with make up most of our lives. Why, then, is happiness viewed as a distant outcome rather than an enduring prerequisite?
Whenever I meet someone who expresses love or hate for his or her job, I immediately interrupt and ask why.
What ensues is either enthusiastic explanations or frustrated rants, revealing patterns for what produces happiness at work and what hinders it.
The elements of what people seek in the workplace are becoming so obvious—backed by science, psychology, philosophy, and stories told by managers and leaders—it makes me wonder when the majority will stop hating Mondays. It worries me knowing that they might not.