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What's the Key to Happiness at Work?

17 Mar. 2022

Happiness is that elusive goal we’re all chasing after. Some of us may have found it in our personal lives, with family, friends and loved ones. But far fewer of us are able to find it in our working lives. Throughout the whole world, there’s a small, lucky number of people who work purely for pleasure. For the rest of us working for a wage, a survey found that around 85% of people hate their job.

We are going to talk about what makes us happy and unhappy at work, and the small changes you can make to your office environment to boost workplace happiness. One of these changes is to invest in ergonomic furniture.

What Makes Us Happy At Work?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to what makes us happy at work. But some common factors are:

  • A good salary that reflects the effort input
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Finding the work fulfilling and interesting
  • Feeling valued by managers and colleagues
  • Feeling like you are making a contribution
  • Finding meaning in the work you’re doing
  • Flexibility
  • Autonomy
  • A good mixture of tasks
  • Opportunities for progression
  • Perks such as bonuses, days out, reward schemes, vouchers etc.

What Makes Work Unhappy?

Why is working so ‘hateable’? For many, it’s due to some of the following reasons:

  • A lack of compensation
  • Negative or dislikable colleagues / lack of personal engagement
  • Loneliness in the role
  • Being micromanaged, or left without any management at all
  • No perks or bonuses
  • Rigidity
  • Commuting long ways each day
  • Long working hours

There’s good news. Even if you find yourself unhappy at work, help is available. For many of us, making small changes to the way we work, and where we work, can make a significant difference in how we feel.

One way we can make a change towards happiness quickly is by setting up our offices ergonomically. Something which is now easier than it ever was before.

A Messy Desk is a Messy Mind

Whilst the mess on your desk may feel like organised chaos to you, it may actually be seriously impacting your productivity at work. Productivity which often leads to positive feedback, a sense of accomplishment and ultimately, happiness. And a lack of which, leading to pure unhappiness.

One of the first aspects of a messy desk is cables running here, there and everywhere. Luckily, the PC Desk with Shelve offers effective and efficient cable management to tie up those curling wires that have been driving you loopy for years. This desk has sufficient worktop space to ensure that you never feel too cramped and that you have the space for anything you need front and centre. In addition to excellent stability, the PC Desk with Shelf has heat insulation, anti-corrosion, waterproof, wear-resistant and fade-resistant. Ensuring no wear and tear will play games with your mind while you’re trying to focus on more important things. Last but not least, it has more than enough storage space for a desktop, files, folders and anything else you want to keep out of sight but close to hand.

True Happiness is a Good Chair

Our surroundings play a big part in how we feel, our day to day happiness. As does our chair. Ignoring this fact is likely to lead to bad posture, back and neck pain, stress and a great number of other troubling symptoms. However, with an ergonomic chair like the BackSupport Office Chair BS8, that’s all a thing of the past. To begin with, this chair is incredibly stylish and just pleasant to look at. Its breathable mesh has great elasticity, leading to more comfort for longer periods of time. What’s more, it’s ergonomically designed, meaning excellent lumbar support, helping you to maintain the ‘s’ in your spine.

Comfort is just one of the many ways you can achieve more happiness. The better you feel sitting in your chair 8 hours a day, the happier you will be out of it. So don’t settle for your standard plastic office chair, treat yourself.

A Happier You is Around the Corner

It is possible to be happier at work. While you cannot control certain things that make you unhappy, such as who your colleagues are or the reward schemes offered by your company, there are some things you can do today to promote positive change.

Happiness at work is within reach when your workspace is specifically tailored to your comfort and wellness needs. With that said, the next step is to browse our range of stylish, ergonomically designed office furniture and equipment. Find the right support for your happiness and you’ll have one or two fewer things to worry about at work.

If you need any help finding the right products for you, let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

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