One of the most stunning ideas from the field of Positive Psychology is that happiness (and other forms of positive affect) are not only a consequence, but also a prerequisite for success and performance in organizations. Yet, to be honest, the empirical evidence is still very scarce. Especially the link between employee happiness and performance on the organizational level is still uncharted territory to a great extent. Yet, some things are out there – here´s a little compilation for you.
- The benefits of frequent positive affect: does happiness lead to success
- Happiness at work
- The moderating role of employee positive well being on the relation between job satisfaction and job performance
- Psychological well-being and job satisfaction as predictors of job performance
- The Happy-Productive Worker Thesis Revisited
- On the role of positive and negative affectivity in job performance: A meta-analytic investigation
- Well-being and organizational performance: An organizational-level test of the happy-productive worker hypothesis