Back in January of last year, CareerBliss released its list of America's 50 happiest companies. What factors make a happy workplace? One is related to the growth mindset. When people are able to improve over time they are much happier and less likely to experience burnout. If employees move around among various projects and tasks, the work will be fresh and interesting. Getting stuck in the rut of the status quo leads to boredom and unhappiness. Another facet of a happy company involves purpose. An employee who feels that her labor has a meaningful impact on others finds the job much more fulfilling.
By learning the skills of happiness and innovation, our kids will design rewarding careers. They might be able to teach us a thing or two as well.