The Happy Challenge: Make no Decisions for 3 Months

The Happy Challenge: Make no Decisions for 3 Months

Managers: Will you take the Happy challenge and make no decisions for three months? Here, Henry explains what happened when he took our ‘no decisions’ challenge and why you should do it too. As the head of the London based learning provider Happy, I have...

Getting Managers Out of the Way

Removing traditional managerial delegation structures can streamline communication and workflow. In long-gone days my colleague Cathy Busani used to work in a housing association, where they had one typing pool serving all the housing officers in the organisation. The...

Happy: One of the World’s Most Democratic Workplaces

Happy is today named as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world, in a unique list of companies seeking to run organisations with more freedom and empowerment of their people. Here is the piece I have written for Huffington Post on the subject: The 51...

Pre-approve It!

A critical part of great management comes from showing trust in your team’s ability. When it comes to projects where the team have guidance in place, pre-approve it. What is the key to creating a happy workplace? I’ve just a written a book with what I see as the...

Are You a Good Gardener?

When it comes to helping your staff grow, nurture is key, and how we do this is important to think about. Last Friday I gave a talk at London Business School to help launch their report on Employee Centered Management with HCL (a hugely inspirational Indian IT...