Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Happiness Factor

Does work make people happy, or does being happy bring us work? Psychologist Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires productivity.

Shawn Achor is an educator and author who advocates positive psychology. He is the CEO of GoodThink Inc., whose aim is to “make you happier”! GoodThink “researches positive outliers — people who are well above average — to understand where human potential, success and happiness intersect.”

Achor is the author of several books, including Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change (2013) and The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work (2010).

Here is Achor on TED (filmed at TEDxBloomington), stating what is also the philosophy of The Good Times: