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Financial Success and (or?) Happiness

Financial Success and (or?) Happiness

Thanks to Jill Suttie for her article at Greater Good Magazine on the relationship between money and happiness. She cites Lora Park and my own research. Monnot hopes his research might help individuals—and business leaders and policymakers—to realize that fulfilling psychological needs is more important to happiness than making a lot of money. “Autonomy, developing a skill set to be good at what you do, being affiliative with others, having a sense of connection to your community—these are all things…

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Flourishing via Workplace Relationships: Moving Beyond Instrumental Support

Flourishing via Workplace Relationships: Moving Beyond Instrumental Support

Definitions: Taxonomy of relationship functions: These are identified functions that give an understanding of how relationships gives rise to outcomes like meaningfulness, positive emotions, and life satisfaction, which are indicative of employee flourishing. The functions are important in today’s workplace. The taxonomy of relationship functions includes: task assistance, career advancement, emotional support, as well as growth, friendship, and the opportunity to give to others. Who conducted the study? Amy E. Colbert (University of Iowa), Joyce E. Bono (University of Florida),…

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Work-Life Balance and Well-Being: The Importance of Individualism and Gender Egalitarianism

Work-Life Balance and Well-Being: The Importance of Individualism and Gender Egalitarianism

Is work-life balance important for well-being, regardless of culture. Recent research suggests that the positive impact of having balanced work and life demands may depend on cultural values. Who conducted the study? An article looking at work-life balance (WLB), a person’s assessment of how well they balance his or her different life roles, was studied by the researchers Jarrod M. Haar, Marcello Russo, Albert Suñe , and Ariane Ollier-Malaterre. They wanted to see how WLB affected individual outcomes including job…

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