How Positive emotions rejuvenate people
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How Positive emotions rejuvenate people
Lilliana Harris posted Dec 11, 2019 8:55 PM
Income is an important factor in our lives as its necessary to provide a roof over our head and feed our families. Some people depend on their wage/salaries to uphold their living standards, hobbies and luxuries. With the ever-changing economy and recession, many people hate their job but remain in the business because it pays good. While others are content with making ends meet as they enjoy going to work and knowing there is team cohesion and a good working environment. These situations do not apply to me personally because I enjoy my job and the pay and benefits are pretty good. But I do have a friend who was in the military, had a good paying job, health benefits, free Tuition Assistance and was stationed in Hawaii but he was not happy. He was away from his family, working long shifts and dedicated 12-14 hours of his day at work to ensure the mission was complete. He decided that his sanity, mental health and family comes first, so he got out with 16 years of service under his belt.
A job I would never pursue regardless of the pay would be a police officer. I feel this would be the most dangerous job as you never know who or what you are responding to. Not only are there crazy people in this world but stopping someone for a speeding ticket can even be a challenge. Law enforcement officers are not the most “liked” people and the challenge for them is who are they dealing with, not knowing their background or motives. The stress along with PTSD a law enforcement officer can encounter can lead to suicide. It is estimated that somewhere between 120-150 police commit suicide every year which is 1.5 times higher rate of the general population and almost triple of those killed by criminals each year (Roufa, 2019).
I do believe that employee happiness should weigh into the job evaluation process. The reason I believe this is because in the long run a happy employer will productive, motivating and help others feel included, valued and part of the team. I have always believed that attitude is everything! It is toxic and can spread like fire. If you always come into work with a bad attitude and constantly complaining and being negative; eventually the other employees will either dread working with you or start acting the same. When this happens communication in minimal, production goes down, morale and team cohesion suffer. But if the attitude is positive, motivating and upbeat; there is a sense of pride, belonging and a team mentality mindset that creates a bond where people want to help each other because they have built a relationship and don’t want them to fail. If somehow, we can compensate for happiness within the different scales of positions and responsibilities, I say why not. We all know that the higher the position and pay are; more stress and sacrifice is assumed. But if the people are able to remain happy and motivated, I think compensating them would be an investment in the long run because the company is retaining the best people for the job. Economists at the University of Warwick tested the idea that happy employees work harder. They found that happiness made employees about 12% more productive. Positive emotions rejuvenate people (Henley, 2018).
Henley, D. (2018, April 30). Should We Be Happy At Work? . Retrieved from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/dedehenley/2018/04/30/should-we-be-happy-at-work/#2e0e3fc559ea
Roufa, T. (2019, July 26). The Dangers of Being a Police Officer . Retrieved from thebalancecareers: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/understand-the-dangers-of-being-a-police-officer-4034991