What if you were a successful entrepreneur, but you’re unhappy with how your business is going?
You might have heard about the happiness experiment.
For those of you who don’t know, it’s a study of how well a group of people do when they get together.
For a team of people, that means they go to the office together and talk.
For each of the people in the group, they’re given a task, and they have to complete it as quickly as possible.
But the team doesn’t know who’s going to be working on the task, so they can’t figure out who is working on it.
That’s a problem for some of us, who are happier when we have more of a clear idea of who’s working on what.
In the Happiness Experiment, researchers at Northwestern University asked more than 10,000 people in four different cultures to play the game of happiness.
In one group, everyone was given a small fortune and told to get some exercise, but in the other group, people were told they’d be asked to choose between spending money or taking a nap.
The participants were given money and told they could either spend it or take a nap, so the task wasn’t really a competition.
When they did play the games, people in each group were more likely to choose the money-spending option.
“What we saw is that the people who were told that they’d get a reward for participating were more happy than the people whose reward they had been given was not as important,” said Robert Pinsky, a psychology professor at Northwestern and the lead author of the study.
“And those who had been told they were going to get a lot of money and be paid more money were actually more likely than the others to be happier.”
The results surprised Pinsky.
In other words, when you tell people what they’ll get for participating in the game, they’ll tend to choose to spend more money.
And, when they’re told they’ll only get a small amount of money, they might even go for the nap.
This means that the participants who are rewarded with money and who are also motivated to do well on the game are happier.
In fact, Pinsky says this is a universal principle.
“It’s not the case that a reward is a motivator, it is the case, if you give people a reward, they will be more likely or more motivated to complete the task.”
That’s because reward itself isn’t a motivators, said Pinsky: “The motivation to do the task and to complete that task is part of the motivation to get the reward.”
But that doesn’t mean people who are motivated by money will be happier, Pinski added.
“The people who have the reward, on average, will be about the same happiness as the people that aren’t rewarded.”
And when the researchers analyzed the results, they found that there was a difference between those who were rewarded with a small and a large amount of monetary reward.
For example, the group that got a small money prize was more likely in their scores to be satisfied with their life, compared to the other groups.
“If we can identify the individual that gets the most money, we can tell how happy that person is,” Pinsky said.
“There is a difference, even though it may not be statistically significant.”
What this research means, Pinksy said, is that when you give money, it can also have an effect on your happiness.
“When you give a small, you are giving someone a reward.
When you give something larger, you’re not giving someone the same reward.
It’s not about a reward that is too large.
It might be about a larger reward that people are happy with.”
It’s also not about the people on the receiving end of the money, either.
People are more likely if they have some kind of reward for being happy, Pinsk said.
The research was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
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