We can all connect with the idea of happiness. People immediately recognize the benefits for themselves and those they care about. Everyone stands to benefit when happy people work in great organizations. Employees do their jobs with passion and diligence, customers enjoy high quality service, managers see staff are more motivated and creative, and shareholders gain from increased productivity and profits.
We believe that a happy workplace is one where people do their best work, and enjoy doing it. A great culture is nurtured through understanding the people that create it. Our empirical and theoretical research has revealed that fostering good relationships, treating people fairly, empowering workers, providing a challenge, and striving to inspire are the Five Ways to Happiness at Work.
Happiness is a worthwhile investment. Decades of compelling evidence shows that improving happiness in the workplace delivers significant increases in profit, productivity and innovation, and substantial savings in costs. Happier workers are healthier, more effective in teams, and provide better customer service. Happier businesses attract top talent, and are more able to retain their best workers.
Happiness Works includes a team of experts in psychology and behavioral economics led by world-renowned happiness researcher, Nic Marks. Our tools and approach have undergone years of refinement, synthesizing systems thinking, the psychology of positive emotions and behavioral science to help organizations understand happiness and harness its dividends.
Positive affect facilitates creative problem solving. Isen, A. M., Daubman, K. A., & Nowicki, G. P. (1987). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52(6), 1122. ↩︎︎