Henry Stewart – people work best when they feel good about themselves

In: BlogDate: Oct 22, 2014By: Claire Lickman

Live blogging presentation #5 by Henry Stewart at Beyond Budgeting

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John Lewis #1 UK retailer puts people first. Nandos: happiness of staff correlates to profitability of branch.

Happy engaged staff perform better:

– their companies outperform the market: see Henry’s blog
– In the NHS engaged staff save more lives: see the first couple of minutes of this video with Kate Grimes

Top three management behavious according to Google’s Project Oxygen:

– Be a Good Coach
– Empower, don’t micromanage
– Express interest

“Clear vision” is far down the list that people want from managers. This list maps across to Beyond Budgeting.

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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