How to measure happiness at work – and how NOT TO

Most companies conduct regular job satisfaction surveys, but they often don’t work very well and fail to deliver tangible improvements to employees’ perception of their workplace. This leads to increased unhappiness among employees and from there to lower productivity and higher employee turnover. In this video we cover: Why you absolutely should measure happiness at … Continue reading How to measure happiness at work – and how NOT TO

Free webinar June 17: The best (and worst) ways to measure happiness at work + introducing Heartcount

Most companies conduct regular job satisfaction surveys, but they often don’t work very well and fail to deliver tangible improvements to employees’ perception of their workplace. This leads to increased unhappiness among employees and from there to lower productivity and higher employee turnover. In this free webinar we will cover: Why traditional job satisfaction surveys … Continue reading Free webinar June 17: The best (and worst) ways to measure happiness at work + introducing Heartcount

20 ways to measure happiness at work beyond the usual useless satisfaction surveys

Measuring employee happiness is a great idea. Sure, it has its problems. Any time you measure anything, you run the risk of getting bad data, the wrong data or making bad decisions based on the data. But it still makes sense for two main reasons. First and most obviously, if you measure employee happiness right, … Continue reading 20 ways to measure happiness at work beyond the usual useless satisfaction surveys

Jack Ma is very very very wrong about the 996 rule

Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese tech company Alibaba, has come out in favor of the so-called 996 rule, i.e. that you should work from 9am to 9pm 6 days a week if you want to have a successful career. For anyone doing the math that’s 72 hours of work a week. Add a … Continue reading Jack Ma is very very very wrong about the 996 rule

Try this easy happiness hack in your next meeting

When is your next meeting? Tomorrow? This afternoon? Or are you already late for your next meeting? We spend a lot of time in work meetings and they don’t seem to make us very happy. So here’s a simple tip you can try very easily:  Open your next meeting with a round where each person … Continue reading Try this easy happiness hack in your next meeting

Employee engagement vs. happiness at work – what should companies focus on?

I met a manager recently who claimed in no uncertain terms that companies should forget all about employee happiness and focus only on engagement.  He argued that people can be happy at work without performing well, whereas employee engagement leads directly to better performance. I’ve actually heard this claim a few times recently, but it … Continue reading Employee engagement vs. happiness at work – what should companies focus on?

5 reasons why Danish workers are the happiest in the world

You will often see Denmark listed as one of the “happiest countries on the planet.” Interestingly Danes are not only happy at home, they’re also happy at work and according to most studies of worker satisfaction among nations, the happiest employees in the world are in Denmark. Here’s just one data point: Gallup found that … Continue reading 5 reasons why Danish workers are the happiest in the world

We need more science in business

Yesterday I participated in the Copenhagen March for Science – part of a global movement to celebrate science and the role it plays in our live. It was tremendously cool to march through the streets of Copenhagen along with hundreds of other science enthusiasts and it’s easy to see that it has never been more … Continue reading We need more science in business

More AMAZING work from our partners around the world

We are constantly blown away by the great work our international partners do to promote happiness at work around the world. Here are just a few recent examples. Israel PlusConsulting in Israel did a Workplace Happiness seminar for 45 HR managers from leading organizations. They presented a case study of a big retail company that they … Continue reading More AMAZING work from our partners around the world