How do you know that you’ve found true happiness at work?
When more money likely wouldn’t be enough to lure you away from the company you love.
That’s where Autumn Burns is in her career. She works as the social media manager for Behaven Kids – an Omaha, Neb., company that provides behavioral health services to kids and families.
After a about a year and a half with the company, she’s in no hurry to work anywhere else.
“I love Behaven Kids,” Burns says, describing the culture as supportive, positive, open, innovative – and accommodating of employees’ out-of-work needs.
“They understand the value of family life,” says Burns, who is a single mother of two young boys.[Are you happy at work? Share your story.]
But it’s not just the great culture that makes Burns passionate about Behaven Kids – it’s also the company’s mission.
“I could do social media anywhere,” she says. “I really believe in what they do here.”
And, as Burns attests, when there is happiness at work coupled with a sense of purpose, employee engagement follows.
“Work takes up the bulk of your awake hours – when you’re happy, you’re more engaged in what you’re doing,” she says. “I don’t mind coming to work at all.”
Career Happiness Takeaway: Happiness at work is not determined by money alone -- a company's culture and mission have a lot to do with whether you find career bliss.