Dual Selves – Stories and Experience – Employee Engagement – $60,000 Happiness
Background. Daniel Kahneman is a leading psychologists who created the field of behavioral economics. He is an expert on economics and irrational approaches to understanding ourselves and our world. Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.
Employee Engagement Questions. As you watch the video think about the implications of his views for employee engagement. For example:
- How much of engagement is experienced?
- How much of engagement is remembered?
- What is the implication for this in regards to survey data or real time engagement measures?
- What is the power of our engagement stories – the stories we tell ourselves about our experience at work?
- How well do we attend to changes, significant moments, and endings in our engagement with work?
- What is the role of time in engagement?
- Are we making work memorable?
- How engaged is the experiencing self?
- How engaged is the remembering self?
- How might the remembering self be skewing employee engagement survey results away from an understanding of the experiencing self?
- When are employees more engaged or merely thinking they are more engaged?
The $60,000 Flat Line. Ensure you watch the last 3 minutes of this video. Lack of money can contribute to misery in America but once an income of $60,000 is reached there is no more increase in happiness with income earned.
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David Zinger, M.Ed., is an employee engagement writer, educator, speaker, coach, and consultant. He offers exceptional contributions on employee engagement for leaders, managers, and employees. David founded and moderates the 2125 member Employee Engagement Network. His website offers 1000 posts/articles relating to employee engagement and strength based leadership. David is involved in the application of Enterprise 2.0 approaches to engagement and the precursor, creating engaging approaches to communication, collaboration, and community within Enterprise 2.0.
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