I’m writing the text for the back cover of my book. How does this sound:
Work used to be tough and unpleasant – something we did only to make a living. This is changing.
Today, happiness at work is no longer a luxury – it’s essential. People who love their jobs are more productive, creative and motivated. They’re also happier in life. Happy companies are more efficient, innovative and more profitable than their unhappy competitors.
Anyone can be truly happy at work – whether you are an employee or a manager; a new hire or a grizzled veteran; work in a small startup, a huge corporation or the public sector; this book will give you everything you need to make work fun, inspiring and energizing:
- The theory of happiness at work. What it is, why it matters, and what makes people happy or unhappy at work.
- Simple, effective tools that you can use to create a better worklife for yourself and a happier workplace.
- A massive dose of energy to get you to do something about it right here and right now.
- A specific plan to get you great results.
Only you are responsible for your happiness, so it’s up to you to read Alexander Kjerulf’s “Happy Hour is 9 to 5? and find out what steps you can take to make yourself, your colleagues, and your staff happier at work. The book’s knowledge, tips, and real-life case studies will equip and inspire you to change your working life for the better.
– Angela Beesley, co-founder of Wikia
Happy companies will win. Happy companies will grow and happy companies will innovate. The company of the future is—happy.
– Lars Kolind, chairman of the Grundfos Foundation