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The Importance Of Social Connections At Work (Video)

The Single Most Important Advantage For Success

The social connections we make in our lives drive our happiness, both at home and at work.

We rarely associate our workplaces with cultivating friendships and relationships — but it can be the key to our happiness, productivity, and overall well-being.

In this 9-minute video, Vishen Lakhiani shares ideas based on scientific research that show how simple shifts you can make in your company culture can boost productivity, happiness, and surprisingly bring massive increases in revenue.

Vishen also brings on a guest speaker, Shawn Achor, the famous Harvard psychologist behind The Happiness Advantage.

Some ideas shared in this video: 

  • (00:56) — The surprising importance of having a best friend at work;
  • (01:45) — The stunning set of characteristics that cause certain people in companies to be 40% more likely for a raise;
  • (03:54) — The simple 2-minute daily exercise that led one large corporation to see a 50% increase in revenue, massive improvements in productivity, and a culture so strong that Google flew down to investigate them.

Watch the video above to learn more and discover why it’s so important to create teams, companies, and even schools, that unite us as human beings and speak to our biologically-driven need to connect with others.

“Social connection is the breadth, the depth,
and the meaning in your social relationships.
It’s actually the greatest predictor of long-term happiness.”
– Shawn Achor




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