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

Learning Now TV interview with Henry Stewart

In this short interview with Learning Now TV, Henry discusses the importance of happy workplaces and the core principles of the Happy Manifesto – and how this has been put into place at Happy.

Beyond Budgeting 2017

Beyond Budgeting 2017

On 6th February, Happy and the Beyond Budgeting Institute co-hosted the 2017 Beyond Budgeting Conference. Here we have a summary of each talk, plus speaker PowerPoint presentations.

Vote for Henry in Thinkers50 2017

Every two years, Thinkers50 ranks the globe’s greatest business minds. It is known for its objectivity and market intelligence, sharing the best management thinking in the world.

BrewDog introduces ‘paw-ternity’ leave for staff

As you may have guessed from the name, multinational craft beer chain BrewDog is very dog-friendly. They have now taken this a step further, launching a new Puppy Parental Leave scheme for all members of staff.

Is it time to move beyond budgets?

Is it time to move beyond budgets?

On 6th February we are holding the 3rd UK Beyond Budgeting conference, in partnership with the Beyond Budgeting Institute. Speakers like Bjarte Bogsnes of Norway’s Statoil, and Mira Gvozdenovic of Coloplast in Denmark - and several more - will explain how their huge...

12 ways in which Toyota create a great workplace

12 ways in which Toyota create a great workplace

Last week I got the chance to visit Toyota, whose Toyota Production System has made it one of the most innovative companies on the planet. Here are my reflections on how they create a happy workplace.

One day a month to think and innovate

One day a month to think and innovate

Imagine one day every month having no meetings, no day-to-day tasks, no phones ringing and email turned off. Instead the day is to think, do and be innovative.

Get your people to set their own targets

Get your people to set their own targets

“We have found, for instance, that if you let people set their own targets, they set tougher targets and are more likely to achieve them,” explains the GCHQ Head of IT.