By Elizabeth Eyre and the Mind Tools Team
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Helping People Flourish at Work

Creating a Thriving Team

Flourishing-Team

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Have you ever been part of an unhappy team?

Chances are, morale and productivity were low, and people were unenthusiastic about their work. There may have been infighting, negativity, and high absenteeism. Work was miserable!

If you're in a management or leadership role, you won't want your team to be like this. This is why it's important to help people to be happy at work, and to flourish and thrive in their roles.

Why You Need Your Team to Thrive

Happy people are more productive, more engaged, and more likely to come up with new ideas . They're also more likely to enjoy coming in to work!

This leads to higher performance, increased productivity, lower absenteeism, reduced staff turnover, and a more satisfied and creative team. What's more, people who are happy enjoy better relationships and have a positive attitude. This increases effectiveness, boosts morale, and leads to a great atmosphere within the group.

Using the PERMA Model

So how can you help your people flourish and be happy?

The PERMA Model gives you a great starting point. PERMA was developed by positive psychologist, Martin Seligman, and was published in his 2011 book, "Flourish."

The model highlights the five elements necessary for people to experience lasting well-being. These are:...

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