Leslie Caccamese -
February 13, 2012
Some of my friends contend that since the HBR went full-color and glossy, they’ve gone a little soft on content. I’m certain said friends felt vindicated when getting a gander at the cover of the Jan/Feb issue on the hard-hitting, business topic du jour: happiness.
Has the HBR gone soft?
Or have American companies gotten hip to the fact that happiness is serious business?
In the context of the workplace, when we talk about happiness, we’re talking about many of the same things that we talk about when we consider building great workplaces or increasing employee engagement. Sure, the concept may be totally new to some, and perhaps referring to it as “happiness” is deliberately intended to be a little polemic, but many companies are already bought into employee happiness, even if they’re not referring to it as such.
Here’s my high-level summary on how companies can have happier employees. Warning: If you’re working on building a great workplace, this is going to sound very familiar!
Make your employees happier by giving them these 5 things!
What do you think your employees need in order to be happy?