Abhishek Valaboju

My mission is to lead and inspire people to live in congruence with a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.

A Happiness Framework

November 23rd, 2010

On weaving together a “happiness framework”, Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO from his book: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose.

The components are:

1. Perceived control, having some say in your work and advancement.

2. Perceived progress, an ongoing sense of career and job progress.

3. Connectedness, the number and depth of your relationships at work (Tony references studies that positively correlate the number of real friends at work with the degree of employee engagement).

4. Vision/meaning, being part of something bigger than yourself (and in business terms, “bigger” meaning something beyond money, profits and market position).

The above points can be tailored to apply to any and all endeavours including business, volunteerism and relationships – friends and family.

How would you change the above framework? How do you incorporate the above into what you do that involves others?

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Abhishek Valaboju

My mission is to lead and inspire people to live in congruence with a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.