Grounded in scientific theories and supported by empirical evidence, Happiness Works has developed the Five Ways. These simple actions are key to understanding what makes a happy workplace, and provide a springboard to inspire ideas that will improve your culture. Great companies understand the need to connect, be fair, empower, challenge and inspire...
It is much easier to do great work when we are happy in the company of others. Teams who encourage, support and appreciate each other make problem solving, innovation and success possible.
Being treated with fairness and respect is fundamental to happier work. People flourish when organizations are responsive to their needs and value the energy they put in. When people feel cared for, it frees them up to focus on their jobs.
Sharing responsibility and playing to people’s strengths can unleash an amazing potential in organizations. When people are able to be themselves and use their judgement, they do great work.
Contrary to myth, people feel happiest when they are absorbed and progressing their work. By making jobs interesting organizations pull people into a space where they learn and achieve great things.
Doing a job that we feel is genuinely worthwhile is a great source of motivation in our lives and it can sustain us through challenging times. Seeing beyond narrow business goals to how we help other people makes work more meaningful.