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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Price

The Benefits of Being Valued

Alt title: " Happiness is..."


I’m three weeks into my new job. After day four, Brian, my significant other, commented “I haven’t seen you this energized after a day of work in a long time”. I felt it, too, and the energy has grown through day 15. His comment prompted my initial title for this post, “Happiness is…” with a hat tilt to the song “Happiness” from the 1970s musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. More on that later.

I realized the energy is a direct result of being valued. And, the benefits are…….

Challenge: Broaden skills and experience. Encouragement to think outside of the box. Consider possibilities and opportunities.

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”-Albert Einstein

Engagement: Dedication to learning more. Attention to detail. Focus on the big picture.

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”-Paulo Coelho

Teamwork: Opportunity to contribute to the HR department’s success, share ideas, and learn from my colleagues. Offer quality HR support and services to the organization.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” -Aristotle (attributed)

Confidence: Work efficiently and effectively. Gain trust of others. Build on previous successes. Learn from prior failures.

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” –Thomas Edison

So, there you have it? What are the key benefits for you for being valued at work?

I’ll admit the impetus for the alt title, “Happiness is…”, is the lyric “Happiness is two kinds of ice cream”. I thought about writing a work-related parody of the song but, I couldn’t get past my hankering for coffee and mint chip ice cream.

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