A recent study conducted by WBS has shown that hybrid-working has enabled more individuals to enjoy their jobs. The rise of job listings mentioning “passion” as a requirement and younger workers’ prioritization of work-life balance has sparked discussions on whether falling in love with work is out of fashion.
However, research indicates that experiencing positive emotions, such as joy, happiness, and pride, can enhance employee well-being, job performance, and motivation, and lead to better work quality. Positive emotions can also promote teamwork, trust, and a sense of belonging. Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson suggests that experiencing joy at work can broaden horizons and improve abilities over time.
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