Creating a great place to work is strongly correlated with better financial performance

In: BlogDate: Jun 10, 2015By: Claire Lickman

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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W. Edwards Deming

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

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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 henry@happy.co.uk 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.

You can make a booking now on this programme directly by clicking through here.

Claire Lickman

Claire is Head of Marketing at Happy. She has worked at Happy since 2016, and is responsible for Happy's marketing strategy, website, social media and more. Claire first heard about Happy in 2012 when she attended a mix of IT and personal development courses. These courses were life-changing and she has been a fan of Happy ever since. She has a personal blog at lecari.co.uk.

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