Creating a great place to work is strongly correlated with better financial performance
Nearly every measure of performance is improved if you create a happy workplace where staff are fully engaged. So, if you want to improve results, financial or otherwise, then one of the key things to focus on is making sure your people are happy and engaged at work. Here is some of the research to back it up — taken from the 2015 Happy Workplaces Conference.
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The financial difference
If your Finance Director is a fan of W. Edwards Deming and demands to see the evidence for improved performance from happy workplaces, why not show him or her this 90 second video of Henry Stewart at Happy Workplaces 2014:
Happy Workplaces: the financial evidence
Or give them a copy of the source paper.
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Measurable performance improvement is not just financial
Measurable performance improvement is not just financial, nor is it the sole preserve of the private sector. Here’s Kingston NHS Trust Chief Executive, Kate Grimes, on the difference staff engagement makes to patient outcomes.
Kate Grimes: engaging staff to improve NHS patient outcomes
To borrow from Kate, nearly every measure of performance is improved if you create a happy workplace where staff are fully engaged. So, if you want to improve results, financial or otherwise, then one of the key things to focus on is making sure your people are happy and engaged at work.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to make this happen then please feel free to send an email to Henry Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what is involved or call +44 20 7375 7300 to talk to a member of our customer services team who should be able to put you in touch with one of our specialists in this area.
Alternatively if you are ready to implement this change in your organisation the Happy Workplace Programme should be of interest to you. This 4 day programme, running over 6 months, is about placing people at the heart of what you and your managers do. It will enable you, and your management team, to become inspirational leaders that people would choose to be led by. It will give you the personal insight and practical management skills to create a high performing team. It will lead to greater productivity and tangible business results.
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This year's conference took place on 30th July via Zoom. We were delighted to welcome James Shaw, a minister in the New Zealand government on putting wellbeing at the heart of policy and Ynzo van Zanten of Tony's Chocolonely on creating a culture of happiness to achieve an important mission (ending slavery in the chocolate industry).
If you missed the event, we are now offering recordings from the day for just £25 per person for individual access. Please ask us for details if you'd like to purchase access for your entire organisation.
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