Now, as if it should come as a surprise, let me share my favourite nugget from If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Consider Time, from the Stanford School of Business' knowledgebase:
"Although spending time with bosses and coworkers tends to be associated with some of the lowest degrees of happiness, two of the biggest predictors of people’s general happiness are whether they have a ‘best friend’ at work and whether they like their boss."
In other words, if you want to be happier at work look for a job that includes a boss and colleagues that you think you will like. This is something to watch for in interviews and other recruitment activities.
Thanks due once again to the 'Barking up the wrong tree' news feed.