Let's Create Happy, Productive Workplaces

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 according to the work that they do, rather than the number of hours they spend at their desk. Wouldn't you want to work there?

Explore below for blogs, videos and more on how to create a happy, productive workplace like this.

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Henry's Blog

Below you can find Henry's latest 4 blog posts, or visit his blog to see more.

How You Can Create a Culture of Trusts in Your Workplace by Using Pre-Approval

Find out from Henry Stewart how you can create a workplace culture based on trust by using Pre-Approval. In this 30-minute video, recorded from his live session on 10th April, Henry gives examples from Happy and from Netflix about how Pre-Approval has been used in practice. He also hears from people attending and how Pre-Approval could work in their organisation, and what the barriers are to using it.

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6 Years With No Decisions at Happy

It is now 6 years since I stopped, as a Founder, making decisions at Happy. And, no, I haven’t passed it onto anybody else. Decisions are made by those responsible or, if across the whole company, by everybody.

Read more about the thinking behind his decision in this blog by Happy's Chief Happiness Officer, Henry Stewart.

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How to Combine Multiple Answers Into One Column With CONCAT

If you had multiple records across different columns, how would you combine them into one? Rather than having to do this manually, you can use the CONCAT function. Find out how it works in this short blog by Happy’s Chief Happiness Officer, Henry Stewart.

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4 Key Insights From "Rest" by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is one of our speakers at the online Happy Workplaces Conference on 15th June. He is a key player in the four-day work week movement and has also written a book called Shorter about that topic. At the conference, he will be talking about his first book, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.

Henry talks about 4 of the key insights from this book in this blog.

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Henry's Talks

Below you can watch some of Henry's talks about creating happy workplaces.

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Creating Happy Workplaces

Henry Stewart speaking at the 2019 Happiness and Humans Conference, hosted by the Happiness Index (28 minutes).

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Why You Should Give Staff Freedom Within Clear Guidelines

Henry Stewart speaks to the Eth Word about management and creating freedom within clear guidelines for staff (2 minutes).

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Deliver Great Service by Creating a Great Workplace

Henry Stewart speaks to the Eth Word about the key to making a profit — creating a happy workplace (1 minute watch).

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What If You Could Choose Your Boss?

Henry Stewart speaking at the WorldBlu Freedom at Work Summit in Miami (6 mins)

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Are Leaders in Charge?

Henry Stewart speaks to the Eth Word about leadership and the concept of being 'in charge' of Happy (1 minute watch).

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Does Your Organisation Enable People to Work at Their Best?

Henry Stewart speaks to the Eth Word about systems and processes within organisations (1 minute watch).

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Learn how to create happy workplaces

Happy offers a range of solutions, including workplace consultancy, leadership and personal development programmes and an online Udemy course.

Download The Happy Manifesto

The Happy Manifesto is Henry's vision for a happy workplace, outlined in 10 core principles. It's full of examples of workplaces that have implemented the ideas and simple ways you can make a difference.

Download The Happy Manifesto for free

Take our online Udemy course

Become an inspiring leader and learn how to create a great place to work with this online course. This course will guide you through the key principles of the Happy Manifesto through on-demand video and downloadable resources.

Find out more and buy the Udemy course

Workplace consultancy

Which areas of your workplace culture are working – and which ones aren’t?

In our workplace consultancy service, Henry can help you find out. He will speak to members of your organisation through surveys and 1-to-1 meetings and discuss what's going well and what could be better. We can then work with you to develop your culture.

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About Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart is founder and Chief Happiness Officer of London-based learning provider Happy Ltd. Founded as Happy Computers in his back room in Hackney 30 years ago, it created a reputation for the most enjoyable and involving IT training available. Now called just Happy it was rated one of the top 20 workplaces in the UK for 5 successive years and now helps other organisations create happy workplaces.

Henry was listed in the Guru Radar of the Thinkers 50 list of the most influential business thinkers in the world. "He is one of the thinkers who we believe will shape the future of business," explained list compiler Stuart Crainer. His book, The Happy Manifesto, was published by Kogan Page in 2013.

Outside of work, Henry lives in Hackney and is married with 3 children. He was, for 15 years, Chair of Governors of his local primary and comprehensive (which his children attend). A keen cyclist, in 2008 and 2010 he completed the Etape, the public stage of the Tour de France. In 2016 he took part in the Haute Route, 7 days through the Alps climbing the equivalent of a third of Everest every day.

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