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These are the exercises from the book Happy Hour is 9 to 5 - How to Love You Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work by Alexander Kjerulf.
Exercise 1: What makes you happy at work?
Think back to a situation where you were happy at work. It can be at your current job or at a previous job. It doesn’t have to be your best work experience ever – just a pretty good one.
Exercise 2: Visualise your goal
In this exercise you will visualize what a working day is like when you’re happy at work.
Exercise 3: Know your why
Ask yourself why your life at and outside of work will be better once you’re happy at work. I’m sure that if you take a good look, it’s clear that being happy at work will improve your life immensely. Knowing this will give you the motivation to take action.
Exercise 4: How happy are your people?
How happy is your organisation, or your corner of it?
Make a chart to track the happiness of the people around you.
Exercise 5: Visualise your happy organisation
Knowing your goal is a great help in achieving your goal. Not just knowing it mentally and rationally, but also visually and emotionally. What does your goal look like?
Exercise 6: Create the business case for happiness at work
Take a minute to imagine, as in the previous exercise, that you’ve made your part of the organisation happy at work. Once your organisation, or your corner of it, is this happy, how will it change?