Hope accounts for 14 percent of productivity in the workplace — more than intelligence, optimism, or self- efficacy (Journal of Positive Psychology, 2013). Hope is a top need of employees, and it predicts success at work. Yet it is a skill that must be thought, practiced and reinforced.
Hope is associated with setting and achieving goals, as well as being more likely to take action in tough situations, making it is a natural fit for workplace training. It also helps employees to see how the work they are doing is meaningful, which in turn can improve happiness and well-being. All of these components create a more successful workplace.
Hopelessness, the primary symptom of depression and a key symptom of anxiety, is one of the greatest costs to employers. You can use the One Mind at Work calculator to see specific costs to your workplace: