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Every workplace wellness intervention in your workplace has the potential to make a difference. To that end, we have created the Joyworkz Blog to help you keep abreast of the latest workplace wellness research, trends and tips.

Engaging staff has been recognised as a key to motivation and productivity. This page includes information on staff satisfaction useful to businesses, as well as information to help us all stay satisfied and happy at work.

I hate my job: 19 cheeky strategies that might just help!

on Thursday, 12 October 2017. Posted in Satisfaction At Work

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We are often expected to act very serious and earnest at work. This earnestness is meant to reflect our loyalty to the company and its core values. That said, it can be very hard to feel part of the ‘company family’ when management do not appear to walk their own talk! It is however possible to be committed to doing a good job, while at the same time cheering ourselves up with a little healthy, cheeky fun!

Motivation at work - An idiot's guide to employee engagement

on Monday, 20 February 2017. Posted in Satisfaction At Work

Employee Engagement

Surveys measuring employee engagement have become increasingly common. Most major corporations now regularly survey their workforces. There is no doubt that their surveys can yield useful information about employee attitudes and behavior. In many cases, however, the data are misinterpreted, misunderstood, and result in wasted time and money.

How to manage fun at work across the Baby Boomer, Gen X and Y Generations

on Saturday, 21 June 2014. Posted in Teambuilding, Satisfaction At Work

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Research suggests that people, across all the generations, can value having fun at work (i.e. Hemsath & Sivasubramaniam, 2001; Owler & Morrison, 2012; Yerkes, 2007). This article surveys what is known in general about baby-boomers, X-gens and Y-gens (or millennials) and draws some conclusions about how each generation views fun at work.

What is meaningful work?

on Monday, 05 August 2013. Posted in Satisfaction At Work

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Do you want meaningful work? Do you want to provide meaningful work in your workplace? Associate Professor Marjolien Lips-Wiersma has conducted extensive research on what makes work meaningful.

WIN-WIN - Increase workplace productivity and improve workplace positivity!

on Friday, 14 June 2013. Posted in Satisfaction At Work

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Often when people start talking about increased productivity it is easy to conjure up an image of the manager just reaching for a bigger and stronger whip. However Paul J Meyer, the founder of Success Motivation International, once said "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."

Improve customer service by making work fun!

on Monday, 20 May 2013. Posted in Satisfaction At Work

Making customer service fun

Research suggests that staff who have fun at work may provide better customer service (Karl & Peluchette, 2006; Owler and Morrison, 2012). Karl & Peluchette (2006) found that “satisfied employees believed that their organization provided customer service that was reliable, responsive, and empathetic, and that employees were knowledgeable and able to instill confidence in customers”.

Make customer service fun!

on Monday, 20 May 2013. Posted in Satisfaction At Work

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Customer service can be a difficult job. Whether on the phones at a call-center, or working with customers face to face in retail or hospitality, one encounters a whole range of people and personalities. Some people can be lovely and others can be difficult. However, research has shown that keeping it real and finding ways to personally relate to customers – expressing your own personality – helps to make customer service work more fun!

Corporate wellness requires fun at work to work!

on Thursday, 25 April 2013. Posted in Teambuilding, Satisfaction At Work

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The most important thing when running a wellness programme is to ensure maximum employee participation. However, that is not always easy! Experienced workplace wellness providers argue that the key to ensuring enthusiastic involvement, is to make programmes fun.

Grumpy or Grateful? Is your attitude good for your health?

on Monday, 10 September 2012. Posted in Satisfaction At Work

Happy person

New research suggests that our attitude has a significant impact on our health and happiness. And, you guessed it, being grumpy does not generally result in a long, healthy, happy life! On the flipside, living a grateful life leads to better overall health, fewer physical symptoms and more energy.

Is Fun at work good for business?

on Friday, 07 September 2012. Posted in Teambuilding, Satisfaction At Work

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Fun at work is often promoted as a tool to positively energise and motivate staff. However, what kind of fun at work is good for business? And, how is it best to promote fun at work? We take a look at the evidence.

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