Successful leaders know happy employees contribute to better profitability. Here are two easy steps to a happier corporate culture.
It’s been a sad month, with the death of three American icons: Elaine Stritch, Lauren Bacall, and of course, Robin Williams. I grew up a little late to follow Lauren Bacall, but I’ve loved Elaine Stritch for years, and Robin Williams has always ranked in my top three funny men (along with Billy Crystal and Steve Martin). There’s a version of Robin that lives in my head–a sweet, sensitive, funny man I feel like I know from so many movies–and I think he (the Robin in my head) would want our focus now to be
Barbara Corcoran spoke at the National Association of Professional Women’s annual networking conference this year and said the No. 1 reason her employees are loyal to her is because “fun” is office policy.
better with others; work problems instead of complaining about them; fix more energy, have more creative, optimistic, motivated, and healthy (i.e., they take fewer sick days); are less about making mistakes (and then actually make fewer mistakes); worry faster; and learn better decisions. make
Teresa Amabile, researcher and professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, has found that creativity is vital to business success and (as anyone who’s ever tried to be creative on a bad day knows), creativity cannot thrive in a negative environment.
The research shows that small daily events (habits, routines, interactions) directly influence your feelings, which has a profound effect on your job performance.
So when Gallup tells you that “only 13 percent of employees are engaged at work worldwide” (29 percent in the U.S.
If a culture of happy, healthy employees isn’t the norm in your world, ask yourself why. Read More>>>