Pretoria, South Africa, June 20, 2016 (Newswire.com) - Most people rank happiness among the most important things in life, yet few achieve it. For example, a recent survey found a third of Americans feel trapped in their current career.
The Wall Street Journal reports, “Having to work hard in a job you feel stuck in is energy draining at best and... associated with higher illness at worst.”
And happiness at work is not one a personal issue. According a 2012 report published by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, it affects the lives of other employees, their families and the community because of the influence it has on the success of the business itself. It reports, “employee happiness leads to increased productivity, increased generation of innovative ideas, fewer sick days, higher income, favorable evaluations from supervisors, and a more supportive working atmosphere. Customer happiness leads to company loyalty, increased spending on company products, and even customer-driven marketing”
This year’s World Happiness Report addressed this problem, saying we “need a new ethics which incorporates the best values to be found in all religions, but which is equally convincing to people with no religious faith at all.”
The Church of Scientology Pretoria hosted a program June 6 addressing this very issue. More than 100 local business people attending a seminar on The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard containing 21 precepts anyone may use to create a happier life.
Director of Special Affairs Maurithus Meiring played several brief videos that illustrate The Way to Happiness precepts and led a discussion on how this moral code can help their employees achieve greater happiness by encouraging them to uphold these standards at work and in life.
The Church of Scientology Pretoria is an Ideal Scientology Organization (Org), configured to provide the full services of the Scientology religion to its parishioners, while also serving the community with social betterment and outreach programs.