Any good manager will have the happiness of their team and the individuals that make up their team at heart, and not just because they like to see people happy, it is a known fact that a people who are happy with their company and their role are far more engaged and therefore far more productive which in turn reflects well on the manager. Of course, the knock on effect of this is a more productive workforce equals an increase in profits, there really are benefits all round!
One of the most important factors when looking at an individual’s performance is job satisfaction. It stands to reason that if people are not happy in their role they will not feel motivated and therefore productivity will suffer. This may also affect the morale of the team and make other individuals less engaged and motivated resulting in an overall reduction in productivity across some whole departments or indeed a business as a whole.
So, for the sake of your team, managers and business it is important that you look at happiness!
A recent study from Ohio University MBA Programme highlighted some of the benefits of keeping your team happy and some of the rather dire consequences of an unhappy workforce.
Is your team engaged?
What’s the damage?
So, what are the benefits of having these happy people?
How can you make your workforce happy?
You’ll perhaps be surprised to hear, it’s not all about money. People value their time more than money.
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So, there you have it, a whistle stop tour of happiness in a business capacity and why it is so important for the success of your business and of course, your own happiness.