Principle #18March 2, 2023
Principle #20March 13, 2023
19. Improved well-being: A culture of joy can help improve physical and mental health, which helps people feel happier and healthier.
Studies have shown that people who experience joy and positive emotions have improved physical health, mental health, and even longevity. For example, a meta-analysis of over 200 studies found that experiencing positive emotions leads to lower cortisol levels, improved immune system functioning, and increased physical and mental energy. Additionally, positive emotions have been linked to better decision-making (Isen, 2017). Better decisions lead to improved well-being.
Moreover, neuroscience has revealed that positive emotions can strengthen neural connections in the brain, making it easier to access positive memories and reduce stress. Specifically, researchers have found that positive emotions activate the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for higher-order thinking, decision-making, and social behavior. All of these effects can lead to improved well-being for companies, where employees can experience better physical and mental health and fewer sick days.
One study that has found a link between a joyful work environment and lower absenteeism is “The Impact of Positive Psychological Capital on Employee Absence” by Luthans, Youssef, and Avolio. This study found that employees who reported higher levels of positive psychological capital (which includes joy) had lower rates of absenteeism.
Another study that supports this finding is “Positive emotions and job satisfaction as predictors of work absenteeism” by Tims, Bakker, and Derks. This study found that employees who reported higher levels of positive emotions and job satisfaction were less likely to take sick leave.
ABOUT JOYELY CORPORATE PROGRAMS
What we do at JOYELY in our corporate programs offers products and services that promote joy in the workplace. The Culture of Joy programs offer team-building activities, wellness programs, and training sessions on work-life integration. We make sure all interactions are engaging, interactive, fun, and relatable, as well as easy and simple to understand.
JOYELY’s Chair of Joy Experience and specialized joy-enhancing techniques help increase productivity and build upon profitability strategies while decreasing turnover. We do all this while creating a healthier and more successful business.
Each company we work with is unique! At JOYELY, we consider the needs and values of each corporation we decide to work with. For example, we pay particular attention to the company mission and make sure there is an alignment of our approach and joy with the company’s mission or values.
Overall, we clearly communicate with corporations the extreme value of joy and the powerful science that backs a Culture of Joy. Our own unique research is outlined in the article, 21 Science-Based Reasons Why a Culture of JOY Is the Most Important Decision Your Company Can Make in 2023 will begin to create great results quickly.
We offer a 1–2-hour complimentary COJ Experience to select companies as an example of the Year of Joy Corporate Program.
Simply reach out to our JOYELY Team at www.joyely.com or you are welcome to connect with our founder, Sheryl Lynn at 949-303-5219 or firstname.lastname@example.org