Henry's Blog

The thoughts of Henry Stewart on issues impacting the creation of great workplaces

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.

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: 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’?

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

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 voluntary sector?

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....

Happy Workplaces Have Lower Costs

Beyond making companies earn more, happier employees also help firms to significantly reduce costs. Read more in our guest blog by Rhian Doris.