Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Happiness of Workers

The Happiness of Workers Worker happiness is one of the best-known ways to increase employee motivation. When we are happier, we are usually more productive, right? And we are certainly more innovative and more collaborative teammates. But it’s just not always clear how to make our employees happier.

This Management 3.0 module draws on the experiences of Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness, Zappos’ Delivering Happiness, Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage and the stories of day-to-day businesses to offer you concrete ways to increase worker happiness — and perhaps increase your own happiness as well!


  • 1. The Happiness of Workers © Happy Melly  version 1.00 
  • 2. How do we get workers to be more productive? How can we help people be happier in their jobs?
  • 3. Engaged and happy workers can make things happen I’ve been working here for 25 years. Until now, I didn’t know work could be that much fun. source: Happy Melly, “I’ve Been Working Here for 25 Years…”
  • 4. Sadly, employee engagement levels are low worldwide source: Gallup, “Worldwide, 13% of Employees Are Engaged at Work” actively engaged actively disengaged
  • 5. But… employee satisfaction levels are quite good worldwide source: Lifehack, “Fascinating Facts about Job Satisfaction and Motivation All Over the World” very satisfied very unsatisfied
  • 6. Want to work with your peers to solve problems facing today's change management? Learn to increase employee engagement at a Management 3.0 workshop!
  • 7. Engagement probably correlates with satisfaction and happiness. But how? source: Forbes, “The Difference Between Happiness and Engagement at Work” source: DecisionWise, “Job Satisfaction vs. Employee Engagement” Does engagement lead to happiness? Or does happiness lead to engagement?
  • 8. Cultivate happiness (focus on individuals) Cultivate engagement (focus on interactions) Doesn’t matter. We should do both…