Happiness and Your Physician Business

It's interesting to note that governments and nations are beginning to recognize the economic significance and impact of happiness and well-being at work.

Harvard Business Review

I was inspired to create this post title by a new article that came out in the online Monday — "Happiness and Your Company."

By now, my readers know of my fascination with the topic of what makes humans happy and specifically what makes physicians happy at work. This seems an especially relevant topic given that all indicators suggest rising unhappiness in the physician workplace.

HBR

What is particularly interesting to note is how governments and nations are beginning to recognize the economic significance and impact of happiness and well-being at work. This perspective is reflected in the article (emphasis mine):

“The key things which increase wellbeing are connection to friends, family and community; giving back and volunteering; being physically active; having life goals and continuing to learn; and taking notice and being engaged. These are what the New Economics Foundation think tank calls the "five ways to wellbeing," and they are now becoming central to UK Government policy...

... President Sarkozy asked Joseph Stiglitz to lead a policy review on these issues and, after his own review, Prime Minister David Cameron has set his Office of National Statistics the task of measuring and developing policy around wellbeing.”

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