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 Programme

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.

The Best Business Books of 2017

Last month, I asked in my newsletter and on LinkedIn for your favourite business reads of 2017. Many thanks for your responses - here they are: Darla Fain-Reed: No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman Kristi Adams: Mine...

What if the boss makes no decisions?

As a manager, do you see your role as the expert, with responsibility for making key decisions? Do you find your people coming to you for those decisions, even when they know what to do? In one big British retailer they tried an experiment, asking the store managers...

Watch: Give staff freedom within clear guidelines to see them perform at their best

https://youtu.be/GWa5FXgsNPQ Henry Stewart speaks to the Eth Word about management and creating freedom within clear guidelines for staff in this short interview, part of a series of videos. "Most people don't want complete freedom. If you ask people, 90% or more say,...

Watch: Are you wasting your time?

Are your people doing things which produce no benefit to your organisation? How much time could your people save by ditching those pointless tasks or meetings that they only do ‘because they have to’?

Dear CEO: Let Your People Choose Their Managers

I was honoured to be asked by Thinkers50 to contribute a letter to their Dear CEO book, published in July 2017. Here is my contribution.

Business Schools: Time to get your act together?

A couple of years ago I asked a panel of Deans of business schools a question: “Business schools seem great at teaching subjects like strategy and finance, but do you think you should focus more on the people stuff which can make a huge difference?” The response from one of the Deans was short and telling: “We do the easy stuff.”

Speakers announced for Happy Workplaces 2018

Michelle Hill of TLC and Nikki Gatenby of Propellernet confirmed as speaking at next year's conference. We are excited to confirm the first three speaker's for next year's Happy Workplaces Conference on 21st and 22nd June 2018 in London. You will learn from Cathy...

The Benefits of Happy Workplaces in the Public Sector

The latest guest blog from Rian Doris: There is widespread evidence that happiness in the workplace results in greater productivity and commercial success for companies. Do happier, more engaged employees provide similar benefits to organisations in the public and...

New addition to the CEO Conference line up

We are very pleased to announce that we have a new addition to the line up for the Happy Workplaces CEO Conference next week on 17th October. Michelle Hill, Founder and CEO of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change will be joining us to explore whether you can be a Happy social...

The conference for your CEO

Send your boss along to our Happy Workplaces CEO Conference this October! We want to create happy workplaces – where staff feel trusted, valued, and supported. Staff should be given freedom within clear guidelines to do their jobs to the best of their ability....

Some recent posts



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.