In this article I take you to the most interesting learnings from 15 articles about ‘working smarter’. From happiness, time and place to tips and tools for smarter working. After reading this summer read, you are all set to get started fresh, purposeful, happy and with a new dose of self-knowledge during or after the summer holidays.
Happiness at work
We have been sitting at home for a long time, followed by varying home work advice from the government and now we are looking for a new balance. Recognizable?
LinkedIn worldwide research shows that in the period from October 2020 to October 2021, happiness at work decreased by 3.5%. In addition, LinkedIn also saw a 31% growth in the Taiwan Phone Number number of LinkedIn members who change jobs year after year. The job hoppers. Where it used to be normal to stay your whole life (or a large part) with the same employer, as a starter you are now looked at strangely if you have been working somewhere for 5 years.
The main reason to look for another job?
- Poor work-life balance,
- disappointing compensation and working conditions, and
- the culture within a company.
Number 1 stands head and shoulders above the rest as a reason. 87% of employees want to continue working remotely. Flexibility is important to us.
Self-perception perceptual intelligence
If the above 3 things are completely in order, and you are comfortable in your own skin, and your perceptual intelligence is on fleek , then there is a good chance that you are happy. Perceptual intelligence… a difficult concept, but important for your happiness at work!
Merin de Does describes in her article what this means. Perceptual intelligence revolves around the realization that reality is not what it seems and that you must also know – and acknowledge – what you do not know. It is the ability to bring together the perceptions of different people and see the bigger picture.