Why is workplace happiness so important?
There's no doubt that being happy at work is a good thing. However, one person could define happiness in a very different way than someone else. For one employee, happiness could be flexible working --but for someone else, happiness could be incentives and bonus related.
Workplace happiness isn’t a one size fits all ideal and it’s all about knowing your employees and helping them to achieve happiness in their own way.
Money is rarely the main driver in happiness at work, whereas work-life balance and being able to do meaningful work hold more weight in workplace contentment.
Stephen Colarelli, one of the psychologists at Central Michigan University says. “First, dogs lower stress, heart rate and blood pressure, and make individuals who work alone feel less lonely. Second, people are perceived as more friendly and approachable when a dog is present in the office. Finally, it’s likely to increase cooperation and other positive behaviours among members of work groups.”