Learning to be Happy, Happy To Be Learning

How Learning Makes Staff Happier And More Productive

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Learning Makes Us Happy

Did you know that learning actually makes you happier? No, really. Researchers have found that one of the things that people need to be happy is to be engaged in challenging-yet-achievable activities, and to be constantly learning new things in appetizingly bite-sized chunks. This is an opportunity for people to become so absorbed in their project that time seems to fly by.

There is also robust evidence that adult learning leads to increases in self-esteem and self-efficacy while also reducing the risk of depression. The feeling of mastery that comes over you when you learn something new can give the sensation of being a superhero, capable of anything.

Happiness Makes Organizations Thrive

Employee happiness is essential for a successful business. Why? Because when one’s employees are happy, their organizations flourish. To illustrate, science states that happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees. When it comes specifically to salespeople, happiness has an even greater impact on production, raising sales by 37%. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of keeping employees happy. Focusing on employee happiness simply benefits everyone in an organization.

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Learning: There’s a Right Way and a Wrong Way

Learning alone won’t increase the happiness quotient at work, however. Just regurgitating the same old boring eLearning programs, or worse yet – an out-of-date training video, will likely have the opposite effect. There’s nothing more demotivating than having to sit through some cheesy, cringy training video from the 1900s. As with most things, there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach this.

A gamified learning experience implements a fun, exciting way for your sales teams to learn important sales techniques and behaviors. It also provides instant feedback to the learner so that they know what they’re doing right or wrong. This facilitates better learning curves and increased confidence, thus increasing engagement, as well as results.

A Winning Combination

Mevo has the perfect combination of gamification and education you need to enhance your employees’ learning experience, thus increasing employee happiness and production. Ask us for a free demo today so we can show you how you can boost motivation, unlock potential, and create brand ambassadors among your team.

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