Happy Workplaces=Happy Customers=Happy Results

Documented first in 2011 in the book the ‘Happy Manifesto’, see details below,  there is now a growing volume of evidence that a happy workplace means an engaged workforce that is more productive and achieves better results.

Make a difference

A lot of organisations  are committed to creating happy and great workplaces – learn about the approach they have taken.

Making it Happen

If you want to make it happen at your organisation there are are range of resources available to you including the Happy Workplace Leadership Programme, Happy’s premium four-day training programme over six months.

Create happy and great 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 they do, rather than the number of hours they spend at their desk.

Wouldn’t you want to work there? Wouldn’t it also be the place that would enable you to work at your best and most productive?

This website is all about creating a movement to turn every workplace into happy and great workplaces.

The Happy Manifesto, written by Henry Stewart, the founder of Happy, is the definitive guide for anyone who wants to transform productivity, loyalty and innovation within their organisations. Learn how to create happy workplaces by reading this book and also by using the advice and guidance this website aims to provide you. Find out more about the book.

People work best when they feel good about themselves

Packed with examples and practical advice, The Happy Manifesto features ten core principles for creating happier, more engaging places to work. Click the button to learn more about the core principles

Henry's Blog

Henry's Blog

CEO and Founder of Happy

Henry shares his thoughts on key issues that impact the creation of happy and great workplaces. A great resource to spur new ideas.

How John Lewis Puts the Happiness of its Staff at the Core of its Business

For Sarah Gillard, Director of Insight and Assurance at the John Lewis Partnership, to understand John Lewis, you have to go back to its founder, Spedan Lewis and why he created the company as it is. Learn more in this interview with Sarah.

Appraisals: Is There a Better Way?

Appraisals don’t really work, argues Sophie Bryan. “Working in HR you get lots of negative feedback. People complain that they don’t agree with their manager’s rating. They especially resent getting feedback on something that happened long ago, that they are now powerless to correct.”

What If the Boss Made No Decisions?

That was the challenge that Donna Reeves explored with two store managers when she was Director of Group Internal Communications and Engagement Development at Kingfisher PLC. Read Henry’s interview with Donna to learn more.

Supercharge Your Teamwork With Superengagement

What would life be like if work was so engaging that it didn’t feel like work? Henry speaks to Nikki Gatenby, Owner and Managing Director of Propellernet, about the SEO agency’s Superengaged culture.

The Happy Conference Methodology: Let’s Get Interactive

When we started organising conferences at Happy, we asked ourselves: how do we make them great interactive experiences, where you don’t have to make an effort to meet people and you get the chance to talk about what you hear?

10 Ideas for Taking Time at Work to Reflect

If you take 15 minutes to reflect at the end of the day, you can improve your productivity by 22.8%. That’s the conclusion of a study at Harvard Business School. Participants spent 15 minutes writing in a journal to embed their learning from the day, and produced these dramatic results.

Henry Featured on Henry Stewart Talks

Henry Stewart has been featured on the Henry Stewart Talks website (not affiliated with us!) with a talk about the importance of celebrating mistakes.

[Video] Why Every Company Needs a Chief Happiness Officer

Henry was inspired by Alex Kjerulf of Woohoo! inc to change his job title from Chief Executive Officer to Chief Happiness Officer – as this better expresses what the CEO of an organisation should be doing. Watch the video to find out more.

Great Leaders Aren’t Always Great Managers

Great management is as important as great leadership and most of us have had managers who coached and challenged us, and enabled us to do better than we thought we could do.

The Best Business Books of 2017

Last month, I asked in my newsletter and on LinkedIn for your favourite business reads of 2017. Here are your responses – as well as my own choices.


Some of the presentations at recent conferences.

Use the menu at the top to look at all forthcoming conferences, and also to explore the presentations made at previous events.

Join our crusade

Just some of the organisations from every sector that are committed to creating happy and great workplaces.

And this is a global movement too.

If you are ready then contact us to sign up.

Or if you still are not ready, look at the evidence that demonstrates why making this commitment will re-energise your team and your results.