Putting on Your Underwear Mindset

(If you can't see this video then click here and visit Work Happy Now to view it.) This site is all about working happy and I must admit. I love doing these videos. They take about as much planning and time as a regular post, but so much more dynamic. We all use tricks to get us focused and pumped ...

Pajama Day

In engineering building 40, Google has a “pajama day.” This consists of other Googlers wearing pajamas at work. How cool would it be to have a day when everyone is dressed up in pajamas? Awesome, right? Even if you are a bank, you can take a certain angle to these events that might get your customers talking about you. “Don’t ...

Design Friendly Atmosphere

A place that feels friendly is friendly. As long as people feel comfortable they will work in a more relaxed and creative fashion. Google makes sure that their people can express themselves in ways that range from a pimped out Simpsons cubicle to an office that looks like it’s out of the Ikea catalogue. Google Slide This Google Slide is ...

The Necessity of Giving Gratitude at Work

My friend Rob told me that his co-worker complained about every little thing. It dragged him down. If someone left work early he would chime in. If someone didn’t send him the right format on a report he would grumble. No one went the extra mile for him because he would always find a way to complain about something. Do ...

Productivity is a State of Mind

(If you are unable to see this video, just click here and you'll be forwarded to the site.) Success or failure is really determined by how we feel. It's up to us to figure out how to make ourselves "feel" successful every single day. If you enjoyed this video post I have a good feeling you'll enjoy these too: Don’t ...

Celebrate the Google Way

Every company should celebrate its successes. Google does this in various ways.  Small Scale - Google built lounges for people to gather and talk You don’t need to physically throw a party to create a celebration type atmosphere. People want to gather and share. Your company can do this too by creating an area that’s dedicated to letting off steam ...

Don’t Be Afraid of the F Word

Welcome, Zen Habits readers! I hope that you enjoyed my guest post, "Bad Habits Slap Us Down, but a Theme Encourages." Work Happy Now is filled with tips for employees and managers who are trying to create a fun and exciting place to work. On the right are six red and gray banners that are links to some of my ...

Your Big Dream for This Year

So, we've reached February. We are 1/12th of the way through the year and I'm curious to know how you are progressing. You probably had grand ideas dancing in your head at New Year's. You could see how great the upcoming year was going to be. These ideas brought you optimism and happiness. This year will be your year. Most ...