Happiness and well-being: assessments, descriptions:

Happiness & well-being: assessments & descriptions:

1.My wellbeing at work is fine: How ?

Six dimensions detailed in more subcategories can define and help us to assess our wellbeing status / feeling at work (Abaidi-Ben Nasr) within a scale:
“Benevolence” (bienveillance), “recognition” (reconnaissance), “professional fulfilment” / human flourishing (épanouissement), “working atmosphere” / social climate (ambiance de travail), “working environment” (environnement de travail), “the role clarity” / job characteristics (caractéristiques du poste).

Wellbeing seems more complex and long term, dependent to external components we are sensitive to and receptive.
We can consider that the wellbeing describes interactions between who I am – my values, my genuineness, my aspirations, my satisfaction, – and the quality of my professional life and my job network / relationships, like a mirror that can’t lie.
So, how does it match ? Gap ? or Close ? What can I do as an employee ? as an employer ?
2.Or my happiness at work is fine ? How ?
My happiness is relevant to my life experience at work and the feeling / mood I can have at work, during one task, an activity, a project, or a meeting and it can change a lot, depending of when / what I live at the moment. Of course, wellbeing contributes to happiness and vice-versa.
To describe it, we can identify 3 components: « pleasure, engagement, sense » (Seligman); and
qualify our emotions among the 10 most common positive emotions to describe happiness:
« joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love » (Fredrickson)
(« joie, gratitude, sérénité, intérêt, espoir, fierté, amusement, inspiration, vénération et amour »)

We can also assess our happiness by using several scales.

So what are your most common / regular emotions at work, please ?
What can I do as an employee ? as an employer ?
What role can play my leader ?

Thanks for reading and sharing your feedbacks,

Happiness and Wellbeing at work


Happiness doesn’t seem easy to define as it’s so subjective and depending of so many things :

political, geographical, economical environment ; health ; family and life events ; friends ; job – career ; money ; feelings and emotions ; psychology ; men / women ; where you are in your life (step / age)… and maybe, most of all, culturally, we could see some differences between countries, people, men / women, roles in society and family, education, ways of life, social environment and advertisement influence, as just talking about happiness at work can be so far for some unemployed people etc, and impossible for the others just to say / recognize”I’m happy in my job” or “I’m not” and so hard to explain why or to ask myself what I can do to live it differently. That’s why Psychologists most of the time consider happiness and wellbeing as so closed and they used them as similars.

The difference is important as wellbeing is larger and is about psychological and physical health. In the same time, happiness plays an important role on both sides.

Could you notice differences for you at work to be able to say :

my wellbeing at work is fine ;

or my happiness at work is fine ?

this is one of the difference for example….


Enjoy your week,