9 benefits of having happy employees

Guest blog: Following last week’s article on 7 ways to find more meaning at work, Elinor Schmitz-Jansen has continued her research. This week she covers the benefits of having happy employees: Today, executives are well aware of issues such as the high cost of an employee leaving their job (on average, a manager or professional quittingRead more

7 ways to find more meaning at work

Elinor Schmitz-Jansen is studying for an MSc in Management at Imperial College. She is currently working at Happy, researching academic studies of happiness and meaning in work. This is her first report: Work is boring, exhausting, a necessary evil, and too much work is dangerous. Do these words sound familiar to you? A lot of theRead more

The Madness of Government Procurement

I am quoted this morning in an article in the Independent: “Capita accused of using major government contract to short-change small companies, driving some out of business.” I actually think the headline is unfair. For me, the problem is not Capita but the way the Cabinet Office has gone about this contract. It used to beRead more

Think Big – like Google

At the Happy Workplace 2013 conference Yvonne Agyei (Google Head of Benefits) explained Google’s Think Big philosophy. Or as she put it, “have a healthy disregard for the impossible”. Watch the video: Yvonne Agyei (Think Big is from 12:12 to 16:31) Yvonne explained how 4 years ago she went to the Board, as the newlyRead more