What Makes a Happy Workplace?
How to make a happy workplace
The United Nations declared March 20th International Day of Happiness. And, pun intended, we couldn’t be happier about that.
Obviously, we’re all about happiness and spreading green button vibes here at Celpax so this day is one that we’re celebrating.
To coincide with International Day of Happiness, the UN also releases their ranking of the happiest countries in the world.
We’ve spoken about this ranking before when we talked about the UAE Minister of Happiness.
The World Happiness Report looks at 156 countries and 6 factors to create the index: levels of GDP, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption.
What makes a happy workplace? What makes a happy employee?
This got us thinking, what factors contribute to a green day or a red day? What makes someone press either button?
What does it mean to have a happy workplace?
We went through stories from our community of users to find some insights.
Here’s a look at what some of our users say about how they feel about happiness in the workplace:
High Salary Doesn’t Give Lasting Happiness
“…that employee might be initially excited if there is a high salary or some equity. But at the end of the day, 3-6 months down the line, when they’ve worked on the project and finished it, unless that company is actively doing things to keep that developer excited and keep them happy, they’re going to get bored and start looking for a new challenge and a new project somewhere else.”
Connected and Engaged Employees to the Work Culture
“We do a lot of team buildings, breakfasts, barbecues, courses, talks, Meetups, coaching clubs and social stuff. Everything is optional, we don’t force anyone.”
“We try to connect outside of work too. Many employees are expats; we try to help them to integrate– both to the local culture and our culture here…”.
Happy Employees and Healthy Employees
The Celpax shows the mood trends so companies can detect early signs of employee morale going down, to take measures before burnouts, sick leaves, etc.
An Employee Mood KPI (Key Performance Indicator), helps companies continuously improve working conditions together, and can be cross checked with other KPI’s like productivity, absenteeism, safety, etc.
A Cohesive, Cooperative Community
“The company culture at Snips is carefully tailored to address the type of people that join them, to make sure spirit stays high. Everyone contributes to the culture which is described as mindful, with a non-hierarchical and organic structure.”
“…they detected “positive reactions” in the mood data as they decided to let go of four people who had negative track records and a clear influence on certain behaviours in the company. […]
It’s not much fun working with disengaged people that repeatedly tells us all why our jobs stink.”
What makes you or your employees happiest in the workplace?
Let us know if you’d like us to feature your happy workplace, or if you’re interested in our free device to create a happier workplace.