CCTV Script 20/03/13
This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on March 20, Wednesday.
Welcome to the CNBC business daily.
Today marks the United Nations' first International Day of Happiness.
The initiative was announced last year and recognizes the need for developing social, economic and environmental well-being.
So what makes you happy? We took our cameras to the streets to find out.
[Sound on tape: Person 1: Having a balanced life makes me happy, yeah
Person 2: Eating ice cream
Person 3: Sunshine
Person 4: Beautiful, city, beautiful people, everything works, no surprise.
Person 5: Investments make me happy
Person 6: To feel healthy makes me happy
Person 7: Nice drinks, beautiful friends, beautiful wife, beautiful kids.]
One way to gauge happiness is by looking at the number of people in a country that are 'thriving'
According to research outfit Gallup, this is done by assessing the percentage of people who see their current life to be great, and expect their future lives to be great as well.
Countries like Iceland, Denmark, Norway were on top of the list, while Rwanda and Niger came in last.
What about Happiness in the workplace, how can employers make our work environment a joyful one?
Here's what one analyst told CNBC.
[Sound on tape by Andrzej Pyrka, Consultant, Gallup: We do a lot of study on that. We call it employee engagement, and we look at how companies can engage employees a bit better. It's just a matter of finding out what employees do best. For example, when employees do what they do best in their jobs, they not only are more engaged at their work, but we found that they are six times more likely to be doing well in life.]
Li Sixuan, from CNBC's Asia headquarters.