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What makes employees decide to take a job

  1. ability to do what they do best
  2. greater work-life balance and better well-being
  3. improved stability and job security
  4. increase in income
  5. opportunity to work for a company with a great brand or reputation

– Gallup survey

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1. Mission: a sense of purpose in coming into work
2. Collegiality: working with awesome people
3. Challenging work: being stimulated by the work to be done
4. Meaningful advancement: the promise of growth
5. Confidence in senior leaders: a sense of trust–and transparency–with management
6. Perks: good pay, free food, a beer cart or two

credit: FastCompany

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1. Meditate
Includes walking – any activity that helps keep your attention calmly in the present moment.

2. Picture yourself relaxed
Visualize anything that keeps your thoughts away from current tensions, like a favorite vacation spot.

3. Breathe deeply
Use your belly and chest!

4. Be mindful / Look around you
Focus on one activity at a time (instead of multitasking).
Focus on your immediate surroundings – if you are by a window, enjoy the shape and colors of flowers.

5. Drink tea
Coffee raises levels of the notorious stress hormone, cortisol.

6. Be social
Talk to a coworker about the good things in your life.

7. Try self-massage
Look for office yoga tips online.

8. Take a time-out
When you sense your temper is about to erupt, find a quiet place to sit and put the stressful situation on hold.

9. Try a musical detour
Try classical music!

10. Take an attitude break
By looking at the positive side, you can shift your heart’s rhythm from stressed to relax in just thirty seconds.

source: WebMD

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1. Share
2. Play fair
3. Don’t hit people
4. Put things back where you found them
5. Clean up your own mess
6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours
7. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody
8. Wash your hands before you eat
9. Flush

source: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum

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“The labor we delight in, physics [cures] pain.” – William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

“The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure…he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does…” – Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

“And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit…” – Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

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