How Happy Are You at Work?

Here’s a simple but revealing test to see how happy you are at work. It’s called The Workplace Positivity Ratio, and it lets you know if you are thriving or languishing, that is finding yourself in a rut and going nowhere.

Circle ten emotions from either column that you observed today in yourself and your fellow employees. Don’t focus on which column, just choose ten emotions.

Divide the total number of circled words in the Positive Emotions column by the total number of circled words in the Negative Emotions column. The result is your PR or Positivity Ratio.

If your positivity ratio is about 3.0 or better, you are happy and flourishing at work. Less than 3.0 indicates you are unhappy and not on a path that is going anywhere any time soon.

Take this test periodically to see if the renewed effort you are putting forth is working.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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