Great workplaces research

Articles featuring research showing the benefits of happy and great workplaces

8 companies that celebrate mistakes

Do we want people to make mistakes? The answer I generally get to this question is “Yes”, because people recognise that this is how we learn and discover new ways of doing things.

Could work become a freedom-centred world?

Freedom and democracy aren’t always linked with the way organisations run, but that was the topic of the Freedom At Work summit, organised by Worldblu this week in Miami.

9 benefits of having happy employees

Guest blog: Following last week’s article on 7 ways to find more meaning at work, Elinor Schmitz-Jansen has continued her research. This week she covers the benefits of having happy employees: Today, executives are well aware of issues such as the high cost of an...

7 ways to find more meaning at work

Elinor Schmitz-Jansen is studying for an MSc in Management at Imperial College. She is currently working at Happy, researching academic studies of happiness and meaning in work. This is her first report: Work is boring, exhausting, a necessary evil, and too much work...

Great workplaces make more money

I wrote last week about the academic research that showed how happy workplaces are more productive. But what if we look purely in cold financial terms. Do they still perform better? An analysis by Fortune magazine this year, based on the US Great Workplace surveys,...

Happy Staff are More Productive

"Improved psychological well being (PWB) leads to a more productive and successful workplace. The case has been proven in academic studies over the last ten years." Those were the words of Ivan Robertson, giving a seminar on well-being at the LSE this week. This, I...