The Joy of Work: Jobs, Happiness, and You
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Are you happy at work? Do you like your job? We spend an average of 25 per cent of our lives week-to-week at work, yet many of us drift through life without really answering these fundamental questions. When we do think about these things, we can rarely work out what to do about the answers. "The Joy of Work?" looks at peoples happiness and unhappiness in their jobs and aims to help the reader to actually do something about it. It draws on up-to-date research to present the causes and consequences of dis/content at work and gives helpful suggestions on what to do. The book includes a variety of interesting case studies of people working in a range of situations, and includes simple self-completion questionnaires and procedures to help you increase your happiness at work. Practical suggestions cover how to improve a job without moving out of it, issues around changing your job, as well as what can be done to alter typical styles of thinking which affect your feelings. This book is unique. It covers a topic of major significance to almost all adults and takes a distinctive approach by combining two areas that are usually looked at separately - self-help approaches to making yourself happy and issues within organizations that affect well-being. It is therefore of interest to both individual workers and to the managers who are responsible for them. Written in a relaxed and readable style, the authors offer evidence-based advice which promises to improve your approach to work - and therefore your happiness at work - for good.