It’s official, happiness at work matters!
Forget salary, location, prospects – happiness is the new weapon in the drive to recruit the best and brightest new workers.
Would the BBC lie to us? I think not!
The article actually deals both with having a happy brand and happy employees, and cites Google and Orange as examples of companies who practice this.
All eschew the sleek corporate image once associated with success, favouring instead cute hand-drawn logos and chatty spiels about the company ethos.
Not only does this seem to appeal to customers, it proves quite a hook for prospective employees. To be in employment is, for most of us, a given. And Britons work the longest hours in Europe. So why not try to make it sound as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible?
I like it, but not everyone agrees. Check out this comment on the article:
What a crock…. I, like almost everyone I have ever met come to work to earn a living to pay for the things they like/need. If they did not need to work they would be sat at home watching the footy…….
Maybe he’s right, and we should all just accept that work is by definition unpleasant and that’s why we get paid to do it :o)