Free Download: The Happy Manifesto

How to Create a Great Place to Work In 10 Steps

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Discover how to create happy workplace – and improve productivity and staff well-being, reduce staff sickness and increase revenue.

The benefits of a great workplace are widespread. Motivated and energised employees lead to better staff well-being, lower staff turnover, less sick leave and easier recruitment. Which all leads to an increase in the revenue towards your fantastic cause.

The Happy Manifesto by Henry Stewart has helped CEOs, Directors and Managers of hundreds of charities and non-profits to improve their workplace culture to one of high trust and autonomy, with a no blame culture and teams that play to their strengths. In the book, you will read real-life examples from Happy and other organisations who have implemented these ideas and how it has benefited them.

We are also hosting a free meet up for those interested in creating happy workplaces with the author, Henry Stewart, on 2nd November – we will email you with more details.

Here are the 10 principles you will learn about in the book:

  1. Trust your people
  2. Make your people feel good
  3. Give freedom within clear guidelines
  4. Be open and transparent
  5. Recruit for attitude, train for skill
  6. Celebrate mistakes
  7. Community: create mutual benefit
  8. Love work, get a life
  9. Select managers who are good at managing
  10. Play to your strengths

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Need help and support in implementing these ideas? Contact us for details of our consultancy services and our award-winning Leadership and Management training programmes.

Some testimonials from people who have read The Happy Manifesto:

“For the last seven years since I have worked there we have had a Net Promoter Score globally of over 95%; in some countries as high as 99%. We test that with every customer that we touch base with… In seven years in my department, focusing on creating a happy workplace and using those Happy Manifesto principles, we have had zero turnover in seven years. We have had some staff who have moved up, but everybody who started working with me is still in our company.”

Sarah Metcalfe, Head of Customer Service, Sure Petcare, speaking at Happy Workplaces 2017

“I read a book called the Happy Manifesto about five years ago. It’s a super book, it just gives great simple ideas to create a happy team of people. That’s led to happy customers, and that’s led to more profit. Five years ago I had 30 people on my team, I’ve now got 120. My profit’s gone up massively in the last year by 60%. Simple ideas to create a really engaged workforce.”

Simon Perriton, CEO, Just IT, speaking at Happy Workplaces 2016

“Since we started our focus on creating a happy workplace, working with Happy, our business has been transformed. Our sales and profits are up, our Net Promoter Score has gone from minus 65 to plus 60 and our share price has more than doubled (in less than two years).”

Luke Clifton, Chief Executive, MacQuarie Telecom

“I read the Happy Manifesto and implemented everything in it. We then entered the Best Workplace awards and came first in the Small Business section for the UK and then in the top 2 across Europe. Read the book, you won’t regret it”

Simon Grosse, CEO, Foundation SP

"Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to get the life balance they want. Imagine they are valued and held accountable for the work that they do, rather than the time they spend at their desk. Wouldn’t you want to work there?"

Henry Stewart, Author of the Happy Manifesto and CEO of Happy