The Science of Well Being in the Workplace, or How to Be Happy at Work

Author: Jennifer Kowal

CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

Positive psychology and organizational behavioral research shows that happy workers are significantly more productive than unhappy ones. Happy workers are more likely to have good health, smooth and enriching professional and personal relationships, and meaningful impacts on the companies they work for.

This course covers the key aspects for achieving happiness at work, discusses why it is important to maintaining work motivation, and details some of the most important ways that people can achieve maximum happiness at work.

Publication Date: July 2022

Topics Covered

  • Benefits of happy workers to an organization & what does "happy worker" mean?
  • Introduction to positive psychology and its effects on happiness
  • Actions workers can take to be happier at work
  • Interventions workplaces can take to increase worker happiness

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the ways in which happy workers contribute to improvements in the workplace for their colleagues and for productivity
  • Identify the key aspects that lead people to feel happy in the workplace
  • Recognize how to explain the difference between hedonic happiness and eudaimonic happiness and examples of each in the workplace
  • Describe specific actions employers and employees can take to improve happiness in the workplace.
  • Identify what employee happiness is heavily related to in the workplace
  • Recognize how many questions the Employee Satisfaction Index consists of
  • Describe which type of happiness to feel truly "happy" most psychologists believe people require
  • Identify the percentage of job success is predicted by optimism


Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Personnel/HR (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

Registration Options
Regular Fee $62.00

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