Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Subjective Well-Being: Perspectives and Programs on Happiness and Well-Being as Basis for Company-Based Policies

Author(s): Rommel P. Sergio, Javin Jain, Eshneet Kaur, Byjus - Rex D. Bacarra, Melfi C. Caranto

Subjective well-being is an individual’s own evaluation of life that includes both affective and cognitive aspects like happiness and satisfaction that are contributory to success. As a trend in the UAE, government and non-government organization now strive to introduce policies related to employee engagement, well-being, and empowerment that will lead to programs that will cater to the organization’s happiness and wellness. It is in this context that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established initiatives such as the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing, resulting to being in the 20th rank in the UN World’s Happiness Report 2018. This study utilized data through exploratory, qualitative-descriptive, case study methods. The impact of happiness on employee well-being was ascertained and the programs expounded, with the aim to be amongst world’s top five happiest countries in 2021. Recommendations related to happiness and well-being are also offered in this paper for private organizations to have a more structured policies that will support well-bring programs.

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