🔴10% of women reported having no close friends in 2021, up from 2% in 1990.
🔴15% of men reported having no close friends in 2021, up from 3% in 1990.
🔴No country in the world is immune from the global hunger crisis. Only 14 countries report less than 10% of people struggling to afford food. Sadly, 20% of Americans said they struggled to afford food in the last 12 months.
❇️Volunteering is not just good for the people who are being helped, it’s good for the volunteers.
❇️Exercising is better at eliminated fatigue than prescription drugs.
❇️Loneliness can double a person’s risk of dying from heart disease.Thank you Jon Clifton for sharing this important research.
I’ve spent my entire career measuring, studying, and advising leaders on how to increase workplace happiness. For 20+ years I helped organizations conduct Employee Satisfaction Surveys. Today, I do similar work but we refer to the assessment as an Employee Engagement Survey.
Strides to improve happiness across the globe can only be made after we quantify the happiness/unhappiness there is across the globe.
Do you feel happy today? 🙋
If so, do something to improve the happiness of another person in your community. For example, donate money💰, volunteer💁🏽, or reach out 🦾to someone who is in need.
I cannot sugar-coat the harsh facts laid our in this book. The statistics noted in “Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It” are disheartening. However, we must remember that each of us can positively impact the lives of others.
“Blind Spot” is a rallying call to do just that.
Go make it a happy Friday, for yourself, your workmates, and your world. Thumbs up if you want to join the cause! 👍
If you have #positivity in your “top 5,” I’m talking to YOU!
Stephanie Berry, Mohamed Merzoug, Daphne Jensen, Gloria Ben-Paul, Rachel Jackson, Brian Parks, Daniel Ramírez Coretti, Susan Weber, SHRM-SCP, Christina Campbell (and soooo many more!)