Happiness at workplaces is underrated

5 staggering TEDx talks that will alter your perception of happiness at workplaces   1 min read  There’s is more to happiness than what one can gauge from the surface. Happiness is layered and affects our lives and work in more ways than we realize. Contentment is absolutely crucial for a healthy and productive mind, while the tussles of an unhappy mind leave little scope for innovation. Hence it’s vital for companies to factor in happiness while building their culture.  We have curated 5 TEDx talks of renowned authors and business leaders who will help you understand how to view this intricate emotion to help you achieve sensitive, emotionally-abled and happy workplaces      1. Dan Gilbert, the author of Stumbling on Happiness, smashes the accepted idea that we’d be downcast unless we have everything that we want, and puts forth the concept of synthetic happiness    Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The surprising science of happiness’ here:     https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy?language=en        2. Daniel Kahneman proposes that we need to adopt a more complicated view of what well being is, as he shares examples of how our experiences shape memories and define our idea of happiness    Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The riddle of experience vs. memory’ here:     https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory?language=en        3. Taking inspiration from individuals who managed to stay content in the face of drastic adversity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi delves deep into what makes life worth living.    Watch his TEDx Talk ‘Flow, the secret to happiness’ here:     https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow?language=en         4. Is freedom a great enabler or a paralyzer? Does it lead to happiness or dissatisfaction? Barry Schwartz analyses the tenets of freedom to understand if having more choice and free will individuals mean they have better welfare.    Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The paradox of choice’ here:     https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice?language=en        5. Martin Seligman talks about positive psychology and argues why it’s important to also be concerned with an individual’s strength, as much as you focus on their weaknesses. Dedicate ourselves in building the best, more than repairing the worst.    Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The new era of positive psychology’ here:     https://www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology?language=en#t-5841          What’s your idea of happiness? What measures do you think corporates should take to ensure the contentment of their employees? Share your thoughts with us.

5 staggering TEDx talks that will alter your perception of happiness at workplaces

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There’s is more to happiness than what one can gauge from the surface. Happiness is layered and affects our lives and work in more ways than we realize. Contentment is absolutely crucial for a healthy and productive mind, while the tussles of an unhappy mind leave little scope for innovation. Hence it’s vital for companies to factor in happiness while building their culture.

We have curated 5 TEDx talks of renowned authors and business leaders who will help you understand how to view this intricate emotion to help you achieve sensitive, emotionally-abled and happy workplaces


1. Dan Gilbert, the author of Stumbling on Happiness, smashes the accepted idea that we’d be downcast unless we have everything that we want, and puts forth the concept of synthetic happiness

Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The surprising science of happiness’ here:

https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy?language=en


2. Daniel Kahneman proposes that we need to adopt a more complicated view of what well being is, as he shares examples of how our experiences shape memories and define our idea of happiness

Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The riddle of experience vs. memory’ here:

https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory?language=en


3. Taking inspiration from individuals who managed to stay content in the face of drastic adversity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi delves deep into what makes life worth living.

Watch his TEDx Talk ‘Flow, the secret to happiness’ here:

https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow?language=en



4. Is freedom a great enabler or a paralyzer? Does it lead to happiness or dissatisfaction? Barry Schwartz analyses the tenets of freedom to understand if having more choice and free will individuals mean they have better welfare.

Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The paradox of choice’ here:

https://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice?language=en


5. Martin Seligman talks about positive psychology and argues why it’s important to also be concerned with an individual’s strength, as much as you focus on their weaknesses. Dedicate ourselves in building the best, more than repairing the worst.

Watch his TEDx Talk ‘The new era of positive psychology’ here:

https://www.ted.com/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology?language=en#t-5841


What’s your idea of happiness? What measures do you think corporates should take to ensure the contentment of their employees? Share your thoughts with us.


Himanshu Bhalla