Our three-pillar approach integrates positive psychology, coaching, and mindfulness to create a culture of self-awareness and collaboration that helps your people bring their best selves to work every day.
happiness is a skill that can be cultivated
Source: Sonya Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness : A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want (2008).
Did you know that happiness is within your control? Prominent researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky and her colleagues conducted an analysis of 225 studies and found strong evidence that in fact happiness is the driver of success in all aspects of life - from health, to personal relationships to professional accomplishments. In her book, The How of Happiness, she explains that about 40% of our well-being is driven by people’s mindsets. The habits you cultivate, the way you interact with coworkers, how you think about stress—all these can be managed to increase your happiness and your chances of success. At the LightUp Lab, we empower you and your people with the knowledge and practical tools to live the happiest, and most successful life.
Creating a culture of joy in your organization translates into real returns. Research studies have found that happiness can boost productivity and engagement. In 2012 Gallup conducted a meta analysis using 263 studies across 192 organizations in 49 industries and 34 countries - looking at nearly 1.4 million employees. The research confirmed that happy, engaged employees greatly influenced nine specific performance outcomes: (1) customer ratings; (2) profitability; (3) productivity; (4) turnover (for high-turnover and low-turnover organizations); (5) safety incidents; (6) shrinkage (theft); (7) absenteeism; (8) patient safety incidents; and (9)quality (defects). That’s in addition to happy employees being more creative, motivated, energetic and resilient.
However, according to Gallup, most organizations don’t reap the benefits of engagement. According to a 2015 study, only 32% of the U.S workforce is engaged. Gallup estimates that disengaged workers cost U.S. companies over $450 billion in lost productivity. In addition, according to the American Institute of Stress, job stress carries a price tag estimated at over $300 billion annually. What is it costing your organization?
Your people deserve to be happy, creative, resilience and productive. And your organizations deserves to thrive. We’d like to help.