Happy Workplaces: The Evidence For Improved Performance

In: BlogDate: Mar 11, 2015By: Adrian Trenholm

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

Several speakers at Happy Workplaces Conference discussed this topic.

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'In God we trust; all others bring data' - W. Edwards Deming

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:

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:

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.

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Adrian Trenholm

Adrian began at Happy as Café Manager in 2011, and later became Marketing Manager in 2015 until 2016.

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Next Conference: 2025 Happy Workplaces Conference

Our Happy Workplaces Conference is our biggest event of the year, and we'd love for you to join us on Wednesday 25th June!

Our 2024 event was our first ever hybrid event, and so we hope to run next year's in the same way. We will host up to 50 people face-to-face at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, London, and we can host up to 200 people online via Zoom. However you choose to join, there will be interaction, discussion, space for reflection and opportunities to network with others.

Stay tuned for full details of our speakers for next year's event. As always, our speakers share practical, hands-on ideas that you can implement to create happy and engaged workplaces.

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