Comic depiction of Mother Teresa giving a coffee to Winston Churchill sitting at his desk. Next to Mother Teresa is a serving cart with two thermoses, cups and saucers, spoons and other utensils. On the desk of Winston Churchill there is an old standing telephone, placed photos, a hat, a stamp pusher a desk pad a stump, a lamp and a leaning stick. Winston Churchill is sitting in his office chair with a stump in his mouth, smiling, and Mother Teresa is serving him a cup of coffee from the front of the desk, also smiling. SANTERGO
Christoph Hohl

Christoph Hohl

Give or Take: How Does It Work?

 

“The more you give, the more you receive.”

 

This sentiment from Mother Teresa is beautifully expressed in the following words also from her:

“Who gives with joy, gives the most.”

Mother Teresa serves a coffee to someone out of charity. Her face can be seen and the typical garment of Mother Teresa's order. In her hand she holds a cup of coffee on a saucer. SANTERGO

 

What meaning can words like hers have in a business context where the more successful use of the elbow is always better rewarded?

 

According to a study conducted by the British Columbia University in Vancouver, the results are remarkable:

People who do not spend all their money entirely on their own needs live more happily.

According to the results, giving away $5 per day is enough to increase your sense of happiness.

 

This can be tested.

Try it! It doesn’t necessarily have to be money; it can also be small gifts and favors:

 

  • Surprise your partner or your loved ones spontaneously with a bunch of flowers
  • Bring your colleague a cup of coffee without asking him or her
  • Refill the paper for printer or copiers
  • Hold the door open for the person walking behind you
  • Replace the toilet paper if you have used the last of the roll
  • Give someone a gift of your free time
  • Take something tasty to eat during the break and share with others
  • Outshine your working atmosphere with your smile and cheerful spirit

 

 

Happy people live longer

 

According to American research, people who help their fellow human beings are not only happier but also live longer.

To quote Winston Churchill:

Winston Churchill sits on an office chair at a desk and smiles as he smokes a stogie that produces three clouds of smoke. This shown as a cartoon drawing. SANTERGO

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

 

Make an appointment with yourself for a period of time in which you consciously and voluntarily “give” something at least once a day.

Comic depiction of Mother Teresa giving a coffee to Winston Churchill sitting at his desk. Next to Mother Teresa is a serving cart with two thermoses, cups and saucers, spoons and other utensils. On the desk of Winston Churchill there is an old standing telephone, placed photos, a hat, a stamp pusher a desk pad a stump, a lamp and a leaning stick. Winston Churchill is sitting in his office chair with a stump in his mouth, smiling, and Mother Teresa is serving him a cup of coffee from the front of the desk, also smiling. SANTERGO

 

 

If the topic of ergonomics in the office or home office appeals to you and you are interested in it more deeply, I can recommend my book “Wellness in the Office”. Combined with humorous drawings, I pass on 50+1 tips to make your office a little paradise.

wellness in the office 50 + 1 tips
50+1 tips to make your office a little paradise

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Christoph Hohl

Christoph Hohl

Christoph Hohl comes from Switzerland and is an ergonomics expert. For more than 20 years he has been offering many solutions with different products and many tips to provide more quality of life and a greater sense of well-being. SANTERGO is a special piece of this mosaic.