A Chief Storyteller shares his best happiness tips

In December we did a tour of some of the happiest workplaces in the US to see what ideas we could steal borrow from them.

Above is an interview I did with Richard Sheridan, the founder and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this brief video, he shares some of the great things they’ve done to make Menlo a very happy workplace.

Among other things Rich talks about:

  • How leaders can pump fear out of the room
  • Never working more than 40 hours a week
  • Eliminating meetings
  • Eliminating internal email
  • Creating a physical space that’s conducive to happiness at work

Watch it and let me know what you think. Is there anything your company could learn from Menlo? Are you already doing something similar?

Rich is also the author of the excellent book Joy Inc, which I’ve reviewed here.

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